8 broad gauge locomotives of railway arrived from US
Published: 09:22 PM, 6 March 2021
Eight broad gauge locomotives (engines) of Bangladesh Railway have reached Chattogram port from the United States. The unloading of the engines in the port berth started on Saturday morning.
The matter was confirmed by Md. Borhan Uddin, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Eastern Railway.
He said eight of the 40 broad gauge locomotives purchased from the United States arrived in the first phase on Saturday. The rest will come in four more steps. The locomotives in the first stage are being carefully unloaded from the ship by cranes. It will take more than a month for them to be added to the railway fleet after testing and trial.
After taking charge of the Ministry of Railways on January 14, 2019, Minister Md. Nurul Islam Sujan made the contract to purchase these 40 locomotives cost Tk 1,123.05 crores. Earlier, in mid-2020, 10 meter gauge locomotives imported from South Korea were added to the railway fleet.