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India hands over 10 broad gauge locomotives to Bangladesh

Written by Shubhajit Roy
| New Delhi |

Printed: July 28, 2020 2:27:08 am


The 10 locomotives handed over on Monday are designed for a velocity of 120 mph, and are appropriate for hauling freight and passenger trains. (Supply: Twitter/Ministry of Railways)

India on Monday handed over 10 broad-gauge (BG) locomotives to Bangladesh, aiming to assist deal with the growing quantity of passenger and freight prepare operations within the neighbouring nation.

The locomotives had been flagged off nearly by Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and had been acquired by Bangladesh’s Overseas Minister A Okay Abdul Momen and Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan.

The 10 locomotives handed over on Monday are designed for a velocity of 120 mph, and are appropriate for hauling freight and passenger trains.

The Indian Railways has modified them to go well with the utmost top restrictions in Bangladesh.

Jaishankar mentioned, “The pandemic has additionally compelled us to give you progressive options geared toward minimising disruptions to our provide chain logistics. Because of our well-timed efforts, the enterprise communities of the 2 international locations have began utilising freight trains for transporting commodities and uncooked supplies for manufacturing industries. The motion of freight by way of rail has additionally ensured that the availability of important commodities… stays undisrupted… notably within the holy month of Ramzan…”

Bangladesh Overseas Minister Momen mentioned, “We consider ‘connectivity is productiveness’ and our visionary PM (Sheikh Hasina) has been making an attempt to develop our connectivity with our neighbours… Strong railway connectivity is an enabler of financial development, a platform for uniform growth and a catalyst for nationwide integration…” Momen mentioned.

Goyal underscored the importance of railway cooperation in enhancing bilateral commerce and in additional boosting the financial partnership between the 2 international locations.

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