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India to supply Locomotives to Myanmar

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RITES (Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Railways) signed a contract to supply 18 Meter Gauge 1350 HP Diesel Electric Locomotives to Myanmar Railways.

India & Myanmar

Flash points

  • India will supply 18 meter Gauge 1350 HP Diesel Electric Locomotives to Myanmar Railways according to the new MoU signed between India and Myanmar
  • This supply will help Myanmar to meet increasing demand for passenger and freight traffic.
  • The agreement was signed on March 4 at Naypyitaw, Myanmar
  • These locomotives will be manufactured by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi
  • They will be designed with advanced features like microprocessor controls, fuel-efficient engine and ergonomic cab design etc

Points to note

  • Indian Railway Minister- Suresh Prabhu
  • Myanmar minister of rail transportation- U Nyan Tun Aung
  • RITES MD & CHAIRMAN– Rajeev Mehrotra

Key points:

  • Myanmar Capital: Naypyidaw
  • Myanmar Currency: Kyat
  • Myanmar President: Thein Sein