Electric Traction Training Centre/Vijayawada has started functioning from 01-06-1979 in a temporary building in the premises of RE Office complex.
In the first batch, 15 LP's attended for conversion course and 12 LP's passed out. Later, in the year 1984, it was shifted to Satyanarayanapuram. On 01-09-2013, it was shifted to the present new building. It is headed by a Principal (Junior Scale Officer) under the administrative control of Sr.DEE/OP/BZA.
ETTC imparts various trainings viz; initial, refresher, promotional and special courses to Running, TRS, EMU & TRD staff of S.C.Railway and occasionally to staff of other Railways at their request. Training on 3 phase locomotives was commenced from Jan‘07.
For practical training, the trainees are sent to Loco shed, EMU/MEMU car shed, TLC office, TPC, TSS, C&W depots etc. Training calendars are prepared & advised to the divisions every calendar year.
Institute is having 18 Instructors (01 TRD, 02 TRS & 15 Running) for imparting training. Proposal for creation of one instructor each for TRD & TRS is in progress to meet the training needs.