Loco Pilots to Undergo Training on 3D Simulators

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Locomotive pilots will undergo advanced training on digital crew simulation system with 3D technology in order to improve their alertness and safety in train operations. Train crew, locomotive pilots and assistant locomotive pilots, are the key frontline staff of Indian Railways (IR) and play a crucial role in train operations and safety. Modernising training facilities and skill development of crew is a major focus area of railways.
“We are planning to modernize crew training infrastructure across its network by extensively using computer modeling, simulation, digital and 3D technologies and interactive knowledge based training and assessment tools,”said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Over 12,000 electric and diesel locomotives daily run on the 66,000 km route across the country. There are about 86,000 train drivers in the Railways. The aim is to enhance the learning experience of the crew and improve their productivity and driving skills with regard to aspects like train dynamics and handling, dealing with unusual and hazardous events, route learning, economical fuel efficient driving and safe operations, he said. This modernization of crew training facilities through simulation solutions is envisaged through a partnership with private players based on various financing models. One of the envisaged models is a fee-based model wherein the private partner, selected through a competitive bidding process, invests in the training infrastructure (including the hardware, software, building and trainers), maintains it and provides support for training to the crew of Indian Railways against a specified performance regime for a specified period.

Major global simulation solution providers for train crews like M/s Sydac (Australia), M/s Corys (France), and M/s Lander Simulation and Training Solutions, Spain, would participate in the workshop tomorrow.

News Courtesy: Railnews

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