India Hands Over 18 Diesel-Electric Locomotive To Myanmar Railways, Completing First Project Under Current Indian Line of Credit

India Hands Over 18 Diesel-Electric Locomotive To Myanmar Railways, Completing First Project Under Current Indian Line of Credit

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Date Of Post: 20 Mar, 2018

New Delhi: India on Monday handed over the 18th diesel-electric locomotive to Myanmar, thereby completing the first project under the current Indian line of credit (LoC) to the eastern neighbour.

About The Locomotives-

  • These 18 locos are fitted with the microprocessor control based system.
  • 1350 HP AC/DC main line diesel locomotives with a maximum speed of 100 kmph have been customised for the Myanmar Railways, built by Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi.
  • They are also extremely fuel-efficient and equipped with the latest features.
  • Most of these supplies in the railway sector have been carried out under Indian Line of Credit.

More Information:

  • Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain attended the formal handing over ceremony of 18th AC-DC 1350 HP diesel-electric locomotive to Myanmar Railways, supplied by RITES and manufactured by DLW.
  • RITES Limited, a PSU of the Ministry of Railways, is a principal partner of the Myanma Railways.
  • Speaking at the occasion, Gohain expressed satisfaction on the close cooperation between the two railway systems on regular basis since last 20 years.
  • Gohain congratulated Indian Railways in completing the project, much ahead of delivery schedule & providing locomotives with many contemporary new features over the earlier supplies.
  • The minister also thanked the Indian Embassy in Myanmar for their coordination & assistance with the Myanmar authorities in the easy facilitation of the project.
  • This association will help strengthen friendly border relations with India, Gohain said.

    Image Credit: RITES

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