Under the neighbourhood first policy. 10 gauge diesel locomotives has sent to Bangladesh from India.
The decision have taken by external affairs minister S. Jaishankar and railway minister Piyush Goyal on Monday.
The diesel containers sent from the gede station of Sealdah division of Indian railways to Darshana station of Bangladesh railways.
Bangladesh’s foreign minister A.K Abdul Momin and railway minister Mohammed Nurul Islam sujon. attending the event via a video conferencing.
After sending the locomotives virtually from Delhi. External Affairs Minister Jaishankar states that,“I am delighted to join this ceremony of handing over 10 locomotives to Bangladesh. I am glad to know that parcel and container trains have been started between both the countries. This will open up new opportunities for our businesses.”
Railway Minister Goyal said, “These locomotives will be useful in handling the on-going freight train operations between India and Bangladesh.”
Goyal said that to ensure the usability of these locomotives in Bangladesh, they have been modified. “We have taken huge strides forward in our respective efforts in achieving development and growth,” he said.
India’s railway minister the session said that, in the situation of covid-19 pandemic. The railways of both the countries is efficient in managing the crisis. Maintaining the supply chain by stepping up transportation of essential commodities. He said that the two countries can continue bilateral trade without any destruction and health risk. The railways for ensuring a better future for the people.
Goyal assured Bangladesh of India’s complete, united and unlimited support in the development of Bangladesh’s rail network.
“I commit, on behalf of Modiji and the people of India. e will always accord the highest priority to Bangladesh and its needs. We will be a showcase of regional cooperation. To meet the aspirations of the people of both the nations,” Goyal added.