India gives Bangladesh key rail infra

Source: The post is based on the article “India gives Bangladesh key rail infra published in The Hindu on 24th May 2023

What is the News?

India has handed over 20 Broad Gauge (BG) locomotives to neighbouring Bangladesh.

In 2020, India provided 10 locomotives to Bangladesh as a grant. These locomotives are performing well and contributing to the smooth movement of rail traffic.

About the trains between India and Bangladesh

Rail connectivity is one of the key components of the bilateral development partnership between India and Bangladesh.

Currently, three pairs of passenger trains operate between India-Bangladesh. These are Kolkata-Dhaka: Maitree Express, Kolkata-Khulna: Bandhan Express and New Jalpaiguri- Dhaka: Mitali Express.

Further, the two countries are working in full swing to complete and commission the two cross-border rail connectivity. These are – (a) Akhaura-Agartala and (b) Mahihasan-Shahbazpur.

India Railways – A major exporter of coaches, rakes

The Indian Railways is emerging as one of the major exporters of coaches and rakes to foreign countries. 

In March, the Indian Railways exported 54 loco-hauled coaches and 30 DEMU coaches (cape-gauge) to Mozambique. 

The exportation of coaches is a boost to Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ initiatives and also a perfect example of ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’.

Print Friendly and PDF