NHSRCL advertises for first set of staffers for Bullet Train project

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The National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) on Tuesday advertised for its first batch of staffers for bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

The NHSRCL has advertised its first vacancy notice for recruiting personnel who will be responsible for high speed rail train operations and maintenance.

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  • A total of 13 middle level management positions are being advertised in various disciplines like station operations, train operations, rolling stock, signaling and telecommunication, electrical and track.
  • The selected candidates will be ‘operations and maintenance leaders’ who will further be responsible for setting up the organisation of the 508 km-long Mumbai to Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project and its processes and workflows.
  • A spokesperson for the NHSRCL said,”The candidates shall be imparted training in Japan to understand the Shinkansen Systems operation. As all selected candidates will be trained in Japan, proficiency in Japanese language is a desirable qualification for all posts.”
  • Also, the NHSRCL is planning to recruit 28 drivers for bullet train operations in the current financial year.
  • Subsequently, by next year, 30 executives in addition shall be inducted to augment the O&M organisation.
  • These personnel will be trained at High-Speed Railway Training Institute at Vadodara by the trainers who will be initially trained in Japan.
  • The O&M leaders duly supported by their teams, besides being responsible for O&M organisation, shall also be responsible for preparing the training material, operation manual and all other works related to operations and maintenance organisation.
  • As per the estimation by the Japanese experts, the project requires around 4,000 personnel under several categories such as locomotive drivers, guards, station staff, operation control centre staff, maintenance personnel, signal maintainers and electrical staff.
  • A section of the bullet train operations is set to begin in 2022.

MAHSR Update: 33 NHSRCL employees complete language culture course in Japan

Date : May 4, 2019

33 employees of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Friday received certificates from the Japan Foundation for successfully completing the Japanese language and culture learning training programme as part of the cooperation between Japan and India for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project.

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  • Last year, 35 NHSRCL employees received certification for the similar training programme, a statement from the NHSRCL said.
  • The statement said,”The high-speed rail technology is being adopted from Japanese Shinkansen train technology, hence there is a need of inter-country exchanges between the officials of two countries, which would be facilitated by proficiency in Japanese language and empathetic understanding of their culture.”
  • “Similar course would continue to be organised for all the employees of NHSRCL,” it said.
  • Over 87 employees have received training in Japan in various fields like station area development, customer centric approach in addition to Shinkansen technology and in operations and maintenance.
  • The release said,”NHSRCL employees are being trained in Japan for the right amount of exposure required for skill development and bringing in the right mind-set of safety and punctuality at all levels in the organisation.”

  • “Two more batches comprising 60 employees are scheduled to receive similar training this year. The training institute of NHSRCL in Vadodara has also started functioning.”
  • As per the estimation by the Japanese, the project requires about 4,000 personnel under several categories such as locomotive drivers, guards, station staff, operation control centre staff, maintenance personnel, signal maintainers and electrical staff.
  • There will be a big depot at Sabarmati for periodic overhaul of the trains, while a small depot at Thane will be built for weekly and monthly maintenance.
  • Around 20,000-25,000 persons would be required for construction of the project.
  • NHSRCL will also give preference to job applicants who have Japanese language proficiency.
  • The proficiency shall be evaluated based on the qualification acquired through Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N-1 to N-5.
  • However, candidates with N-3 level of Japanese language proficiency will be required initially.
  • The recruitment will be undertaken in next 1-2 years.

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