BR to buy 250 coaches, 10 locomotives
10 November 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh Railway will purchase 250 coaches and 10 locomotives to ensure more comfortable journey.
With Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, an Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved two projects in this regard at a meeting held at Planning Commission in city on Monday.
Cost of the projects, to end in 2019, has been estimated Tk 2,108-crore, of which, government will provide Tk 574-crore and the rest by Asian Development Bank (ADB).
It is learnt that 200 coaches for meter-gauge and 50 for broad-gauge will be purchased under the project of ‘meter-gauge and broad-gauge passenger carriage’ project.
Moreover, two train washing plants will be purchased under this project to keep the carriages clean, sources said.
The sources further said that 10 engines, four locomotive relief crane and a locomotive simulator will be purchased in another project.