First Nepal-India broad gauge railway likely in December

Nepal plans to operate its first ever broad-gauge passenger railway service from Janakpur town to Indian border town Jayanagar in Bihar starting December, a senior Nepalese rail official has said. This is a 69 km section of Nepal-India cross border railway line from Jayanagar to Nepal’s southeastern region.

The other five cross-border railway lines between the two neighbours are either being constructed or on the drawing board, Xinhua news agency reported.

There was a narrow gauge Janakpur-Jaynagar line in the past, but that service came to a halt around five years ago after renovation and upgrading work began.IANS

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