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Delhi Metro and Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya collaborate to bolster transportation research; Key focus on metro rail tech

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NEW DELHI : The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Vadodara-based transport university Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV) have joined hands to undertake research in the area of transportation and logistics, with a special focus on metro rail technology, officials said on Thursday.

“This historic MoU marks a significant leap towards fostering collaboration, enriching academic endeavours, and establishing a lasting partnership between these two premier institutions,” the DMRC mentioned in a statement.

Focus on transportation R&D

Both the DMRC and the GSV will organise studies and research in the area of transportation and logistics, more particularly related to metro rail technology, promoting research, education, and training. It will also deepen the understanding of scientific, technological, and management issues, establishing a seamless platform for knowledge exchange.

 The partnership also helps foster innovative solutions across diverse disciplines by combining strengths and enhancing capacity building through participative learning..

The collaborative efforts are anticipated to “create ripples of positive change” in the academic and transportation landscape, the DMRC said.

DMRC Managing Director Vikas Kumar, who was witness to the signing of the MoU along with GSV Vice Chancellor Manoj Chaudhary and other senior officials, hailed the move.

“This collaboration is indeed a win-win situation for both the institutions, marking a significant step towards contributing to the larger cause of nation-building,” he said.

Delhi Metro Rail Academy and GSV

With its premier training academy known as ‘Delhi Metro Rail Academy’, DMRC has been disseminating customised training since 2002 on various aspects of project planning, implementation of operations, and maintenance of rail-based urban transportation systems.

On the other hand, GSV is India’s first university in the transportation and logistics sectors, which offers a unique value proposition in applied education, training, skilling, and research through experiential learning.

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