Mitsubishi Precision has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture, supply, and commission training simulators for high-speed trains, known in India as Bullet Trains.
On Sunday, National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) issued a letter of acceptance.
In Vadodara, a sample track is already being installed for the purpose of training with the simulators at the HSR Training Institute of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR).
The NHSRCL has stated that the training simulators will help drivers, conductors, instructors, and train or rolling stock maintenance staff understand the theory of high-speed rail.
“It shall be possible to conduct training for a single driver, single conductor as well as collective training of driver, conductor, and dispatcher together,” the statement said.
Two types of simulators will be installed at the Vadodara training institute, according to reports.
The contract is valued at Rs 201.21 crores, and the simulator will be supplied in 28 months after the contract begins.
The first phase of this high-speed rail project will have the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor and another 50km stretch between Surat and Bilimora in Gujarat, which is expected to be operational in 2026.