It is now a week since the first batch of 84 candidates who joined Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) as station controllers or train operators (SC / TO) arrived at Delhi Metro's training institute.
They are undergoing training at the BMRC's instance, which had requested that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) train the 383 selected candidates for the operative phase of Bangalore Metro Reach 1 that is expected to be ready by December 2010.
According to DMRC spokesman, Anuj Dayal, the other candidates will be subsequently trained in Delhi in different batches comprising section engineers, junior engineers, maintainers and customer relation associates.
The batch of SCs and TOs will undergo training for five months to gain an exposure into the functioning and working of the metro system.
Candidates will be provided customised training based on their special needs with training modules especially developed by the institute.
Interactive computer-based training will also be a key training input of the curriculum. TOs will undergo simulator training, which will focus on driving trains is various modes including automatic train protection (ATP) and automatic train operation (ATO).
The trainees will learn various operations like starting the trains, accelerating, decelerating, braking, controlling the automated door opening and closing suystem, communication within the train, handling emergency situations and passenger evacuation, according to Dayal.