An automatic train washing plant has been opened at Rajshahi Railway Station aimed at infusing dynamism into the washing and cleaning activities both automatically and manually.
Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton opened the plant as the chief guest today saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been building the Bangladesh Railway as time-fitting and modern.
Liton said the West Zone Railway will be given 40 new locomotive engines aimed at improving the standard of passenger services through infusing dynamism into railway services.
The engines will be procured from the United States of America (USA).Eight of those have already reached the country and the remaining 32 will be brought in four phases.
He said the WZ will enter a new era of ensuring quality passenger services with addition of the new engines.
Mihir Kanti apprized the mayor that the washing plant is capable of washing sides, roof and under-gear of trains swiftly and amazingly. Besides, it can save one lakh liters of water every day and it will recycle 70 percent of the used water.
In every ten minutes, the plant will clean 14 coaches, he added.