Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh Railway has signed a BDT 600–million deal with Indian company Texmaco Rail and Engineering Limited to buy 81 broad-gauge oil tank wagons and three brake vans in 12 months.
Additional Director General (Rolling Stock) of Bangladesh Railway Khalilur Rahman and Vice President of Taxmaco P Guha signed the agreement at Railway Bhaban in the capital Dhaka on Sunday.
It was the fourth contract signed under a project of India’s $1.0 billion credit to Bangladesh.
Earlier, three deals were signed to procure coaches, locomotives and for the appointment of a consultant to construct rail bridges over Titas and Bhairab bridges.
A total of 12 projects have so far been approved for the railway under the credit.
Railways Minister Suranjit Sengupta, who was present at the signing ceremony, said the additional wagons and brake vans would increase the strength of the railway. He hoped that the Indian company will supply the wagons and vans within the schedule.
Railway officials said transportation of fuel to different stations is being hampered due to a shortage of oil tank wagons.
BBN/SSR/AD-19Mar12-8:40 am (BST)