New Delhi: Faced with increased demand for
personnel following expansion of its network, the Delhi Metro
has started imparting round-the-clock training to new recruits
who will be deployed on duty during the Commonwealth Games.
"Additional night sessions have been started at the
Training Institute in Shastri Park with special focus on
`Simulator` and `Test-Track` training from 11 in the night to
5 in the morning," a DMRC spokesperson said.
The personnel will be deployed on new sections coming as
part of Phase-11, especially on the Central Secretariat-
Badarpur line which will connect 10 out of the total of 11
venues of the mega sporting event.
Separate batches, each consisting of 35 to 40 students,
have been formed in three different rosters in which the
candidates will first undergo train driving in a realistically
simulated environment and then exposed to hands-on practical
training, the spokesperson said.
Presently, there are two Simulators in the Shastri Park
Training School where the trainees learn the fundamentals of
driving the metro trains. Later, they are taken for actual
train handling on the `Test-Track` in the Shastri Park Depot
during the night hours.
The train operators will also undergo simulator training
in which they will learn how to drive the Metro trains in
different modes -- Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and
Automatic Train Operation (ATO) mode.