The laboratory is set up for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail project
Vadodara: The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is organizing training programmes for civil engineering students at the Geo technical investigation lab, considered as Asia’s biggest geotechnical laboratory, in Surat.
The laboratory is set up for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail project by M/s L&T which is executing the civil works between Ahmedabad and Vapi. The laboratory has generated employment for around 900 persons including engineers, technicians and skilled labourers, a NHSRCL official said on Saturday. It can conduct 3,500 tests per day through 20 geotechnical engineers and 188 lab technicians.
During the training, students are familiarized with instruments being used for various geotechnical investigations.
“The Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project has also given a boost to the local geotechnical investigation setup with labs upgrading their old equipment. Around 15 laboratories at Valsad, Surat, Vadodara, Anand and Ahmedabad have upgraded their infrastructure to comply with the international standards required for the project. Fully automatic and semi-automatic ground testing machines have been deployed at project sites,” the official said.