National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) has engaged Rustomjee Academy For Global Careers, Dahanu, Maharashtra for providing skill development and capacity building training programmes for the Project Affected Households in Palghar district, Maharashtra under Income Restoration Plan (IRP).
The first residential training programme for ‘Assistant Electrician’ has been started in Dahanu Taluka, Palghar District, where eleven (11) trainees have been enrolled. The training programme is for three (03) months where trainees will be trained in handling and repairing electrical equipment and electrical wiring. The best practices in this field and safety guidelines will also be explained during the course period. The training fees including lodging, food, transportation, uniform, certification, placement arrangements for the trainees have been facilitated by the NHSRCL.
Two more training courses at Vasai Taluka, Palghar district for Digital marketing and Basic Computers & DTP with Photoshop being organised by NHSRCL through Global Education Trust (Mumbai) at Vasai are already running successfully.
The basic objective of income restoration activities is that no project affected person shall be worse off than before the project. Income generation is not limited to payment of compensation, R&R assistance etc; but also includes skill development training enhancement for income restoration and development of livelihood restoration and income generation opportunities for the project affected persons and is an important part of rehabilitation.
PAHs will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of options designed to leverage their current activities and skills. Extensive engagement is being undertaken to make sure that all PAPs are well informed about the available options and are given adequate opportunity to participate.
NHSRCL is implementing the project of high speed train corridor between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The total length of proposed High Speed Railway Corridor works out to be 508.17km. The route of Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail will be passing through two states, Maharashtra and Gujarat and one Union Territory, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, of the Union of India.