Source: News Bharati English30 Jun 2016 20:16:08
New Delhi, June 30: A power supply unit under the Ministry of Railways named RITES Ltd., has supplied 60 Broad Gauge passenger coaches (LHB type) to Bangladesh Railway (BR) against a contract agreement of 120 coaches. An intercity train with these coaches was flagged off at Dhaka by Prime Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina, in presence of H.E. Mazbul Haque, Railway Minister of Bangladesh and H.E Harsh Vardhan Shringla, High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh.Two train sets, comprising of 12 coaches each- 2 AC chair car, 2 first AC sleeper car, 6 non-AC chair car and 2 power car, will presently be deployed to operate 3 pairs of inter-city trains between Dhaka and Rajshahi. These modern stainless steel coaches manufactured by Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, are equipped with Fiat bogies capable of running at maximum speed of 160 kmph.
RITES had earlier supplied 26 Broad Gauge diesel electric locomotives (3100 HP) manufactured by Diesel Locomotive Works , Varanasi which are successfully running broad gauge trains of Bangladesh Railway.
Rajeev Mehrotra, Chairman and Managing Director, RITES said that RITES is making all efforts to augment export of rolling stock manufactured at Indian Railways Production Units. Response from South Asian markets is very encouraging.