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Indian state companies signed on to developing Sri Lanka railways, including restoring lines in the North

Two Indian state-owned companies signed agreements to develop railways facilities in Sri Lanka, including restoring four lines in the Northern Province, an Indian government press release said on Thursday.

One state company, or ‘Public Sector Undertaking’, IRCON International Limited signed agreements with the Sri Lankan government for:

(i) Rehabilitation of Colombo-Matara Coastal Railway line on 06.03.2009;

(ii) Restoration of Medawachchiya–Madhu Road Railway line in Northern province of Sri Lanka on 17.08.2010;

(iii) Restoration of Madhu Road–Talai Mannar Pier Railway line in Northern province of Sri Lanka on 09.06.2010;

(iv) Restoration of Omanthai–Pallai Railway line in Northern province of Sri Lanka on 10.01.2010;

(v) Restoration of Pallai–KKS Railway line in Northern province of Sri Lanka on 26.06.2012;

(vi) Installation of signalling and telecommunication system in Railway line in Northern province of Sri Lanka on 17.08.2012.

Another PSU, RITES Limited, signed agreements to supply rolling stock, manufactured by Indian Railways, including six sets of Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) with air conditioned compartments (2 AC compartments per DMU) comprising of seventy eight coaches and ten numbers Diesel Electric Locomotives with AC-AC traction system.

The information was provided by the Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday.