Indian railroad company sells trains to Mozambique

5 September 2007

Tiruchirapalli, India, 5 Sept – Indian railroad company Southern Railway plans to sell five locomotives with 1-meter gauge to Mozambique for 9 million rupees, the Tamil Nadu News agency reported Tuesday in Tiruchirapalli.

Chief engineer of Southern Railway, V Gamelus, told journalists that the company was selling the trains as well as all its 1-meter gauge rolling stock as the company had almost concluded its transition to another gauge.

Gamelus added that the locomotives would be sent to Mozambique in the next two weeks.

He also said the company planned to sell two 1-meter gauge locomotives to Tanzania along with 23 sleeper carriages.

Southern Railway operates in the Indian states of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and a small part of Andra Pradesh. (macauhub)