New Delhi: Delhi Metro Sunday said its engineers will go to Malaysia to improve their skills in underground tunnelling. Delhi Metro also plans to open its own tunnel training academy here.
Delhi Metro has tied up with the Tunnel Training Academy in Kuala Lumpur, and the first batch of its 10 engineers will be there next month.
Delhi Metro managing director Mangu Singh said in a statement that the skills learnt in Malaysia will help the engineers to tunnel 53 km of Metro line in the existing network as well as two new lines.
All this forms Phase III of the Metro network, he said.
"The training is aimed at increasing the level of skills of the Delhi Metro engineers in underground tunnelling," he said.
Delhi Metro ferries about 23 lakh passengers every day on its network.