Indian Railway is going to establish country’s first training institute to provide training to handle accidents happening in Railways. It will be India’s first Railway disaster management institute will be hosted in a small village called Hejjala near Bengaluru. The village is 30 Kms from Bengaluru city center on Bengaluru-Mysore Highway. The training institute will be ready by the end of 2018 at an estimated total cost of Rs. 44.42 crore.
Why at Hejjala?
As per the official, the main reason behind choosing this particular village was that Indian railway has its own spacious land in Hejjala. So that is why Railway decided to set up the disaster management training center in Hejjala rather than acquiring or buying land seprately.
Know more details about operations and training at India’s first railways disaster management near Bengaluru:
The Railway Disaster Management Institute will be providing both classroom and practical training. Situations like trains falling in the river, coaches catching fire and derailed coaches will be created like real time and rescue operations will be carried out in real time.
The material to be used for training will be generated from over aged rolling stock of Indian Railways such as old coaches that can’t be used, wagons and locomotives. These will be used to create dummy scenes like train accidents, derailing of train, falling in river etc.
Situations resembling to real scenario like Tunnel, cutting, embankment, other conditions and obstructions like overhead structures and platforms will also be created at the village. A water body will also be created where training regarding underwater rescue and relief will be provided.
Overall it is a nice step taken by Indian Railways to improve its rescue operations in case of any disaster happening under railways.
Important Points to remember about Indian railway:
Indian railways was founded on 16 April 1853.
It has total 17 divisions or Railways Zones.
Indian railways is fourth largest railway network in the world after USA, China and Russia.
First passenger train was run between Bombay to Thane on April 16, 1853.
Current railway Minister: Suresh Prabhu