New Delhi: In order to meet the demand of engineers who have knowledge of the technical know-how of operating metro rail in future, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has suggested the Union HRD Ministry to introduce Metro Rail engineering as a new stream of study in engineering colleges across the country.

With the network of metro train services increasing sharply in the NCR and  similar projects lined up in other cities including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Jaipur, DMRC thinks that there would be acute shortage of such engineers in the country in future.

Keeping the forthcoming demands in mind, DMRC chief E Sreedharan has written a letter to Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal and requested him to start the course in the major engineering colleges. Confirming the development Sreedharan’s OSD, AKP Unny said that the HRD Ministry has responded positively.

Sreetharan has proposed that initially the course can be introduced in all the IITs before starting it in other engineering colleges.

If sources are to be believed, then the Ministry has asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to prepare a blue print on the proposal.

It is noteworthy that engineers employed with DMRC were also imparted one year special training in IIT Delhi and Chennai.

JPN Bureau