Delhi Metro unveils driver training & evaluation simulator
DMRC has long-term plans to go digital to meet maintenance needs
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (Delhi Crown): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has introduced a new driver training-cum-evaluation simulator to train and test the driving skills of train operators from time to time.
Called the “Rolling Stock Driver Training System (RSDTS)”, the simulator is being described by Delhi Metro as “a major step towards indigenising technologies” for more efficient and effective city-based public travel.
“This system (RSDTS) will also be used for evaluating the driving skills of a working train operator which is done periodically for safety considerations. This will be the first indigenously developed universal train driving simulator that can be suitably modified for any Metro system or Railways,” said Anuj Dayal, DMRC’s Executive Director for Corporate Communication.
Developed in collaboration with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) last year, the new simulator will gradually replace the imported ones to save on costs.
Dayal believes the indigenously manufactured simulator has the potential to enhance the flexibility of the driver training system and thus save the DMRC unnecessary costs.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has also launched the Super Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, which will act as a monitoring mechanism to help identify maintenance periodicity, manpower requirements and management of spares.
Delhi Metro has long-term plans to go digital for its maintenance needs, said DMRC sources.