Students of School of Civil Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, visited High Speed Rail (HSR) Institute,its Project site, and Statue of Unity at Vadodara. They also visited landfill site with waste management facility, and plastic waste & biomedical waste treatment facility at Surat, Gujarat.The trip aimed to make students familiar about the India’s first high speed rail project (Bullet Train) and the functioning of High-Speed Rail Institute. Also, they learned about the role of engineering to construct the Statue of Unity, and to create awareness of various waste management systems especially biomedical waste management and plastic waste managements. Projects provided the practical education about the HSR Railway Station, Pile Foundation, girder casting and launching, Ballast Less Track (BLT), and landfill, waste management, and environment protections project planning, designing, construction, and maintenance procedure and its practices.
The trip was organized by Dr. V.K. Dogra (Head, SoCE) in which fifty students took part. The visit was coordinated and assisted by the faculty members and staff to School of Civil Engineering, including Mr. Ponnurangam P, Dr. Rahul Sharma, Dr. Bharat Bhushan Jindal, Mr. Ankur Tyagi and Mr. Love Sharma.Colonel SS Kapur, Principal, Mr.Anupam Awasthi, Dy. CPM-Civil, Mr.Jai Singh, Dy. CPM-Civil, Mr. Abodh Kumar, Dy. CPM-Civil, Mr.Anoop Khare, DGM-Civil, Mr. Gaurav Srivastava, DGM-Civil officers from High Speed Rail Institute Vadodara, Mr. Abbas Pathan and the Surat Municipal Corporation officers coordinated the visit and made necessary arrangements. The trip was a roaring success and help students learn beyond the boundaries of books.