Around 9,000 sq m of space inside the Bhavan has been allocated for the institute.
Mumbai: Professionals from Hong Kong and Singapore may come down to Mumbai to teach in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) training academy, which will be housed in the proposed Metro Bhavan. The authority has planned to conduct a training programme on the lines of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
“Our people with railway experience require training for operating the metro and it is in the system conditions to train our people. Hence, we are going to have a training institute inside Metro Bhavan; professionals from Hong Kong and Singapore can join, including our seniors,” said R.A. Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.
“Once it is fully functional, people from other cities can also come for training in future,” he said.
The authority also plans to run courses for other cities in the proposed training centre. Around 9,000 square metre of space inside the Bhavan has been allocated for the training institute.
The MMRDA has proposed construction of the Metro Bhavan at Aarey Colony, where the Bhavan will serve as control room for all metro corridors in the city. Tenders for the same will be floated by January next year. According to plans, a 32-storey building is being planned on a plot near the Western Express Highway inside Aarey; the building will also have residential spaces for MMRDA officials. Around three floors inside the building will be dedicated to control room activities.