Sri Lanka has received 20 state-of-the-art custom-made train coaches from India as a part of the over USD 82 million contract signed between the two countries under which India will assist the island nation in the development of its railway infrastructure.
The Indian High Commission said the 20 coaches supplied by the state-run Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) Ltd reached Colombo Port on Friday.
The consignment is a part of the contract to supply 160 passenger coaches to Sri Lanka Railways, funded under an Indian Line of Credit of USD 318 million.
It added, the value of this contract is USD 82.6 million.
The High Commission said “These state-of-the-art India-made’ modern passenger coaches have been custom made and built as per the requirements of Sri Lanka Railways”.