September 18, 2017

Bangladesh Railways orders 200 coaches

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BANGLADESH Railways (BR) signed a Taka 5.79bn ($US 71m) contract with Indonesian rolling stock supplier PT Inka in Dhaka on September 14 for 200 metre-gauge coaches.

Delivery of the stainless-steel-bodied air-conditioned coaches will begin within 20 months and the final vehicles will arrive in Bangladesh within 33 months.

The order is being funded by the Bangladeshi government and the Asian Development Bank.

In April BR awarded PT Inka a contract to supply 50 metre-gauge coaches.

PT Inka has already supplied 100 metre-gauge and 50 broad-gauge coaches to BR under a contract signed in April 2016.

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