To improve the skill set and to create opportunities for income generation for the families of the project affected people of Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor project, NHSRCL is organising various types of skill development training programmes under Income Restoration Programme.
- The first batch of 14 candidates from the villages of Thane district, completed their class room training in Hotel Management and will now pursue their six month long ‘On the job Training’ in a reputed Hotel in Andheri, Mumbai.
- During the class room training, the participants have acquired the skills in: Food production, Food and beverage service, House-keeping, Communication and Front office.
- The training programme was conducted by the Council of Education & Development Programmes Pvt Ltd, a government recognised institute in Thane, Maharashtra.
While digitally interacting with the participants, the Managing Director, NHSRCL, Shri Achal Khare said “ India is a young country and our youth must work towards acquiring skills so that they can become Atmanirbhar and also contribute in the nation building. NHSRCL is committed to provide skill development trainings in various disciplines and help young minds to improve their employment opportunities.”
- The skill development training has been provided to more than 239 participants in various skills like Computer Hardware and Networking, Computer Accounting, Welding & Fabrication, Mobile Repairing, Electrical works, Office Automation etc, so far.
- Presently, NHSRCL is facilitating free of cost training required for construction related activities like Bar bending, Construction electrical works, Plumbing, Plastering etc in Gujarat and Maharashtra states.
- The MAHSR project alone will create more than 90,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction of the project.
- Not just the employment market but the production and manufacturing market are also expected to gain with the project.
- It is estimated that close to 75 lakh MT of cement, 21 lakh MT of steel, and 1.4 lakh MT of structural steel will be used in the construction and all of which shall be produced in India.
- In addition to this, large construction machinery is another market that will gain big time through the project.
- The first High Speed Rail corridor to be implemented in the Country, with technical and financial assistance of the Government of Japan, has been identified from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.
- With a total twelve stations in the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the corridor will have a length of 508.17 Km.
- Where high speed rail will cover 155.76 kms in the state of Maharashtra (7.04 Kms in Mumbai sub-urban, 39.66 kms in Thane district & 109.06 kms in Palghar district), 4.3 kms in union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 348.04 kms in the state of Gujarat.
- High speed rail will cover a total 12 stations namely Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, (in Maharashtra), Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati (in Gujarat).
- Where a limited stop (in Surat & Vadodara) service will cover this distance in 1 hr. and 58 mins and all stops service will take 2 hr. 57 min to cover this distance.
- High speed rail will be operating at a speed of 320 Km/hr at an elevated (10 to 15 m) track above the ground on a viaduct all along except 26 kms in Mumbai, which will be underground.
- All stations will be elevated except Bandra Kurla Complex station (Mumbai), which will be underground.
Source: NHSRCL-Press Release