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India formally handed over 10 WDM3D diesel locomotives which are being donated to Bangladesh Railways with a virtual ceremony on July 27.
The 1 676 mm gauge, 3 300 hp mixed traffic locomotives have been modified to suit height restrictions in Bangladesh and are expected to have a residual life of at least 28 years.
The previous day a cross-border container service was launched, carrying 50 containers of consumer goods and fabrics. This is expected to become a regular service.
The Indian government has offered credit of US$244bn to support 17 railway projects in Bangladesh, with an interest rate 1% and repayment over 20 years with five year grace period.
The Kulaura – Shahbazpur line being built at a cost of US$78m is set to be completed by the end of this year, and the US$389m Khulna – Mongla line is planned for completion by June 2021. A 12 km cross-border link between Agartala and Akhaura is set to be completed by March 2021, and would enhance freight and passenger connectivity to India’s northeastern states.
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
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