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Mitsubishi bags contract to manufacture training simulators of Bullet Train

National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) issued the contract to Mitsubishi Precision Company, Limited, Japan at the cost of over Rs 200 crores.

New Delhi: Mitsubishi Precision Company Limited, Japan, bagged the contract to design, manufacture, supply, and commission training simulators for the ambitious high-speed train project. The simulators will train the drivers, conductors, and despatchers in the HSR Training Institute of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR) in Vadodara, where a sample track is being installed for the training purpose.

According to an official statement by the NHSRCL, the training simulators will help the drivers, conductors, instructors, and train or rolling stock maintenance staff to understand the driving theory of high-speed rail (HSR).

“It shall be possible to conduct training for a single driver, single conductor as well as collective training of driver, conductor, and despatcher together,” the statement said. The package is awarded to the Mitsubishi Precision Company at the cost of Rs 201.21 crores. The time period for the supply of the simulator would be 28 months from the commencement of the contract. The first phase of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project, a 50-km stretch between Surat and Bilimora in Gujarat, is expected to be operational by 2026.