Published On : Fri, Jun 19th, 2015

Nagpur Metro ties up with IIT-B, local students to be benifited

Nagpur: The Nagpur Metro Rail project will now get the expertise of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay as it has tied up with the prestigious institute, according to reports received here.

Experts say that the tie-up will boost in exchanging technical ideas and knowledge sharing. What must be mentioned here is that the best project management system from IIT-B will be consulted for the metro rail project’s development. The metro project is also eyeing to get the support and expertise of the best project management system from Advance IIT which will ensure speedy construction of the project.

The Nagpur Metro project had huge potential to create jobs in the next few months, once the work begins in full swing. Experts said that the metro project would prefer local students, which would go well with the Maharashtra government”s policy. Usually, such companies give priority to institutions like IIT which is why the tie-up is seen as a positively.

Around 20 per cent students from the region will have a good chance at being recruited for the project. Even chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had stressed on recruiting local people in such projects to increase employability. According to information, the tie-up will also help in integrate the 5D Building Information Management (BIM) tools for the construction of the project.

With an ambition to make the infrastructure of the project world class, the company has tied-up with IIT-B.

Students from Vidarbha region will have reason to cheer, as the ambitious Nagpur metro will start recruiting. In the first phase, Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL), the special purpose vehicle established to oversee the project, has tied up with Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT).

Nagpur Metro would be picking up 10-15 fresh graduates from various branches like civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and computer science among others and now the project has tied up with prestigious institute like IIT-B. NMRCL managing director Brijesh Dixit held a meeting with IIT-B officials to ink a pact for technical collaboration in areas like civil construction, structural design, electrical installation and testing, solar installations, signalling and communication systems, excavation engineering and architectural planning.

With the growing economic activity, it is necessary to plan for the infrastructure development so as to support the growth of the city. One of the major impacts of economic development will be increased traffic on the city roads. Currently the public transportation system contributes only 10 per cent of the total trips. The motorised transport is dominated by two-wheelers (28 per cent) and so is the vehicle ownership in the city (84 per cent of all owned vehicles are two-wheelers). Thus there is a need for a safe, reliable, efficient, affordable, commuter-friendly and environmentally-sustainable rapid public transport system for the Nagpur.

Brijesh Dixit and his team met Deutsche BARN – DB International group which offers consultancy on transport solutions worldwide, is an expert organisation in the field of railway projects implementation. Nagpur Metro gave a presentation on its project before the officials of DB Group. Interestingly, DB International group showed interest in offering technical consultation to Nagpur Metro project. Their regional manager- projects is planning to visit Nagpur in near future. Sources have also said that the United States and Germany provide their assistance for the technical development of the metro rail project.