Metro staff in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi get trained at Bengaluru institute


Metro staff in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi get trained at Bengaluru institute

Bangalore Metro Rail Training Institute (BMRTI) at Baiyappanahalli has become a sought-after centre among various metro corporations in the country. It is run by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).

Over the last four years, metro corporations in Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata and cities in Gujarat have sent around 750 of their staff for training in various aspects of train operations, said officials. They have been trained as loco pilots, station controllers, and in other skills.

The institute was established in 2011 over 22,000 sq.ft next to Baiyappanahalli metro station. BMRCL Chief PRO B.L. Yashwanth Chavan said, “Prior to the opening of the institute, we were relying on the Delhi Metro to train our staff.”

The BMRCL started Namma Metro operations in 2011. When metro operations were launched in other cities, corporations started sending their staff to BMRTI. “It has advanced infrastructure and resource persons for training,” Mr. Chavan added. Read More

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