Indian rlys to export modern locomotives to Lanka

Dhaka,  Fri,  26 May 2017
Published : 17 Apr 2017, 13:26:14
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Indian rlys to export modern locomotives to Lanka

Indian rlys to export modern locomotives to Lanka
Indian Railways will supply modern locomotives and train sets worth Rs 6.80 billion to Sri Lanka, in the largest export order for the public transporter. 

Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), a railways PSU, has secured its largest export order from Sri Lanka Railways for the supply of 10 broad gauge diesel locomotives and six DMU (diesel multiple units) train sets.

RITES has also actively pursued exports of locomotives and passenger coaches to Bangladesh Railway. It has exported 120 LHB coaches from its Kapurthala factory. 

It has been the endeavour of RITES to facilitate rail infrastructure development in the South Asian countries, particularly in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

DMU train sets do not require separate locomotive as the engines are incorporated into one or more of its coaches. 

All locomotives and train sets would be equipped with state-of-the-art technology and manufactured in Varanasi and Chennai, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

The contract will be funded under the Indian Line of Credit to Sri Lanka announced in 2011, and supplies will be made over the next two years, the official said. 

 
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