Vol. 5 Num 816 Tue. September 12, 2006  

Railway signs agreement with Indian co to modernise signalling system
Bangladesh Railway signed an agreement yesterday with Indian Company M/S. Union Switch & Signal Pvt. Ltd. for modification and modernsation of Signalling and Interlocking systems of six stations in connection with conversion of Dhaka-Jaydebpur metre gauge section into dual gauge, says a press release.

Anowarul Hoque, Project Director/Signal, Bangladesh Railway and S Lahiri General Manager M/s. Union Switch & Signal Pvt. Ltd. signed the contract at the Rail Bhaban on behalf of their respective organisations.

Bangladesh Railway Director General Sultan Ahmed Talukder, Managing Director M/s. Union Switch & Signal Pvt. Ltd. Lyle K Jackson spoke at the signing ceremony.

The project will be implemented at a cost of Tk 35 crore in 18 months from the date of receipt of letter of credit by the supplier.

The existing signalling system of six stations in the Dhaka-Joydebpur section was installed to cater for the need of MG train operation. Under the signalling sub-project, the system will be modernised with computer-based signalling and interlocking system for operation of both BG and MG trains moving on a common track structure. It will ensure safe, speedy and efficient train operation over the Dhaka-Joydebpur dual gauge section.

The six stations are Dhaka, Tejgaon, Dhaka Cantonment, Biman Bandar, Tongi and Dirasram.