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India to supply locomotives to Myanmar

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New Delhi: India will supply 18 Meter Gauge 1350 HP diesel electric locomotives to Myanmar to augment locomotive fleet of Myanmar Railways to meet increasing demand for passenger and freight traffic. A contract to this effect was signed on March 4, 2016 at Naypyitaw, Myanmar by S. B. Malik, Director Technical, RITES Ltd, a Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Railways and U Thurein Win, Managing Director, Myanmar Railways in presence of U Nyan Tun Aung, Minister of Rail Transportation, Myanmar and Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Ambassador of India to Myanmar.

The supply contract of locomotives is a vital project being funded under an existing line of credit extended to Myanmar by Government of India. These locomotives will be manufactured by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi with several modern features like microprocessor controls, fuel-efficient engine and ergonomic cab design etc.

Rajeev Mehrotra, Chairman and Managing Director said that RITES is making all efforts to augment of rolling stock manufactured at railway production units. Response from South East Asian markets is very encouraging.

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