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Bangladesh receives 10 Broad Gauge locomotives from India

Bangladesh received 10 broad-gauge locomotives from India on Monday. In an online handing over ceremony, the locomotives were flagged off from Gede station in India by the External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar and the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal.

The event was also attended by the Minister of State for Railways Angadi Suresh. From the Bangladesh side Minister of Railway, Md. Nurul Islam Sujan and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr A.K. Abdul Momen received the locomotives on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh.

The locomotives arrived at the Darshana station of Bangladesh after being flagged off at the Gede railway station on the Indian side. The locomotives have been modified to suit the requirement of Bangladesh railways. These locomotives will help handle the increasing volume of passenger and freight train operations in Bangladesh.

Speaking on the occasion, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal highlighted the importance of railway cooperation in enhancing bilateral trade and connectivity between the two countries. He said that India is committed to restoring all the pre-existing railway lines operational between India and Bangladesh before 1965.

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