Has a number of features such as ergonomically designed control stands

The last metre gauge diesel locomotive to Myanmar with additional features rolled out from the Golden Rock Railway Workshop here on Friday.

The workshop had bagged an order from the RITES, a Government of India Enterprise under the aegis of Indian Railways, to supply 11 in-service metre gauge locomotives to Myanmar. It had already supplied 10 engines and commissioned them in that country.

The last loco has a number of additional features such as ergonomically designed sleek type control stands, stainless steel perforated roof sheets, LED type reading and classification lamps, roof mounted cab fan, twin beam head lights for better luminosity and visibility and control cabin to suit the working environment of Myanmar Railways.

The Controller of Stores, Southern Railway B.K. Sinha flagged off the loco at a function held at the workshop in the presence of the Chief Workshop Manager P. Mahesh, Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer P. Ravindra Babu and other officials.

The workshop had been exporting in-service metre gauge locos to various countries since 1994. It had dispatched 134 locos till now to Malaysia, Sudan, Senegal, Tanzania, Mali, Benin, Mozambique and Myanmar through RITES/IRCON.


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