RITES supplies 60 passenger coaches to Bangladesh Railway


Posted on:02 Jul 2016 09:14:44

RITES supplies 60 passenger coaches to Bangladesh Railway
02 July 2016 Current Affairs: State-run RITES Ltd has supplied 60 modern passenger coaches to Bangladesh Railway, Railway Ministry.

An intercity train with these coaches was flagged off at Dhaka by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in presence of Railway Minister Mazbul Haque and High Commissioner of India Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

RITES Ltd, a PSU under the Ministry of Railways, has supplied 60 Broad Gauge passenger coaches (LHB type) to Bangladesh Railway (BR) against a contract agreement of 120 coaches.

Two train sets, comprising 12 coaches each  2 AC chair car, 2 first AC sleeper car, 6 non-AC chair car and 2 power car  will currently 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. 


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