The Hush Post| 06:35 pm|1-min-read
The Army Training Command (ARTRAC) in Shimla will soon shift to Meerut. “The Training Command is now planned to be shifted from Shimla to Meerut to save costs and man-hours spent in travelling from the headquarters to the hill location,” senior Army sources told ANI.
The heritage building that houses ARTRAC will remain with the Army and some other agency of the armed forces will be shifted in.
The training command HQ is likely to be merged with the Military Training directorate .The restructuring of the army headquarters will see the role of the Director General of Military Training being given to ARTRAC.
Army sources said the headquarters needs to be moved out of Shimla to a new location that has better infrastructure, as the command’s role will expand after the restructuring.
“Meerut would be better suited for establishing the training command headquarters as it is getting connected by an express highway and a rapid rail transit corridor is also being established,” the sources said.
The exercise to restructure the army is based on comprehensive studies led by the army’s topmost generals.
The move is part of the ongoing restructuring that is being carried out at multiple levels by the Army, they said.
ARTRAC was established on 1 October, 1991 at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh and moved to Shimla on 31 March, 1993. Based at Shimla, ARTRAC is one of the seven commands of the Indian Army.