New locomotive factory being built as part of Yangon Circular Railway upgrade
As part of the upgrade of the Yangon Circular Railway, a new locomotive factory is being constructed near the Insein locomotive factory, said U Maung Maung Thwin, the general manager of the Civil Engineering Department. Currently, the only factory in Insein has 11 railways. The coaches ply daily for 200 rounds.
The upgrade of the Yangon Circular railway is being conducted in three phases. In the first phase will be repair of railways, drains, bridges, platforms, and interchanges. In the second phase will be upgraded level crossings, and finally, traffic lights and indicator points. A total of 37 coaches are being serviced daily at current factory. Once the new factory is completed, it will increase to 98 coaches, all equipped with air-con, replacing the old ones.
The upgrade of the infrastructure of the Yangon circular railway is expected to be completed in May, 2020. The upgrade of the indicator points will take two years. The entire project for upgrading the circular railways will be completed in 2022.
Source: Global New Light of Myanmar
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