The first lot of 10 coaches out of 160 stainless steel passenger coaches supplied by RITES Ltd. to Sri Lanka Railways was delivered in Colombo on 9 March 2021. A press release issued by the Indian High Commission said

The communique further said that this was in pursuance of financial assistance offered by the Government of India for the development of railway infrastructure in Sri Lanka through EXIM Bank of India. An agreement governing this was signed between RITES Ltd. and Sri Lanka Railways in September 2019.

These passenger coaches have been custom made and built as per the requirements of Sri Lanka Railways. They have been equipped with the latest technological features including stainless steel shell with polyurethane exterior painting and anti-graffiti coating and special anti-corrosive paint to guard against harsh coastal environmental conditions. They also have aesthetically pleasing, superior interiors with glass partitions, soundproof rubber flooring, aluminiumextruded luggage racks with glass bottom etc. LED lighting has been provided in all coaches. GPS based passenger information system, audio-visual infotainment system are also available in these further added


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