Sri Lanka orders locomotives, train sets of 160 million rupees from India

Monday, 17 April 2017 - 19:35

The Rail India Technical and Economic Service Company stated that it has secured an order from Sri Lanka for the supply of ten broad gauge diesel locomotive and six diesels multiple units train sets.

Indian media reported that the value of the order in Sri Lanka rupees is nearly 160 million and it is the largest ever order placed on the company by a public transport body.

A senior official attached to the Indian Railway Ministry stated to NDTV that all locomotives and train sets would be equipped with modern technology and would be manufactured in Varanasi and Chennai.

The order will be executed within the next two years.

Necessary funds for the contract will be provided under the Indian Line of Credit scheme introduced to Sri Lanka in 2011.

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