NEW DELHI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): DMRC, along with Bharat Electronics Limited, today launched an indigenously created Rolling Stock Driver Training System (RSDTS) prototype. Bharat Electronics Limited is also the Co-partner in its development. It is a preeminent step as it would lead to the indigenization of technologies that involve network operation.
Moreover, both DMRC and Bharat Electronics Limited Today demonstrated the working and functioning of the Super Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). The system will monitor equipment and assets to rationalize the workforce requirement, maintenance periodicity, and spare management.
The secretary of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the chairman of DMRC, Durga Shanker Mishra, launched the RSDTS system and witnessed its functioning too as the Super SCADA system. On occasion, many high officials like MD of DMRC Mangu Singh and other BEL and DMRC were also present.
To supplement the Governments of India, make in India initiative, the memorandum was signed between DMRC and BEL to develop RSDTS, which will help train the drivers of metro and railways. Moreover, the system will also evaluate the driving skills of a working train operator, which usually takes place at periodic intervals.
It is the first indigenous universal train driving simulator easily modified for any metro or railway. However, the types of equipment were imported by DMRC at a very high cost by Foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers. Moreover, the designs available now with DMRC are only suitable for use with a single type of rolling stock and lines profile and signalling at the design stage itself. The officials proclaimed that it is pretty tricky and prohibitive to carry forward any changes later.