Bangladesh Railway authorities on Thursday inaugurated a simulator to train up entry level loco masters.
Railways minister Nurul Islam Sujan inaugurated a set of two simulators at Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital in the morning.
For the first time ever the system was launched in the country, said railways officials.
The programme was attended, among others, by the Spanish ambassador to Dhaka Alvaro de Salas and railway director general Md Shamsuzzaman.
A train simulator was a computer-based simulation of rail transport operations.
The Tk 15.60 crore-simulator was manufactured by Lander Simulation and Training Solutions under the Procurement of Locomotives, Relief Cranes and Locomotive Simulator for Bangladesh Railway Project.
The machine is a set of one meter gauge locomotive, one broad gauge locomotive.
The railway already filmed 150 kilometres between Dhaka and Akhaura out of 321 km of Dhaka-Chattogram section and another 150 km out of 400 km Dhaka-Khulna section for training loco masters giving them actual scenario of lines through this machine, railway officials said.
The simulator would give real time experience of facing an accident which would make the training more effective, they added.
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