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Railway route linking Nepal, India near to its completion

ANI | Updated: Oct 05, 2018 19:30 IST

Jankapur [Nepal], Oct 05 (ANI): The Janakpur-Jaynagar Railway route which links the two bordering districts of Nepal and India is near to its completion. The only railway route is currently under renovation with the assistance of Indian government.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri on Thursday along with Indian Foreign Ministry Officials travelled from Janakpur of Nepal to Kakanpatti of India.
Puri made a surprise visit to Janakpur to take a stock of the work being carried out in the Southern Plain of Nepal that is near to the Indian border.
The broad gauge railway is in the final phase of its completion. However, the technical part is still under renovation. During his visit, the Indian Ambassador instructed the technicians to complete the task within a month.
The Indian Company Erickson International is assigned to complete the technical parts of the railway. The 17 km railway between Jaynagar and Kurtha will see the rail service in the first phase out of the 34 km distance the rail covers.
The reviving railway operating between Jayanagar- Jayanagar- Bijalpura- Bardibas will be completed in three phases which is estimated to cost Rs. 5.48 billion. Most of the work of the project is being undertaken by the Indian Government and is awarded to two companies.
The Nayak Infrastructure of Assam, India is awarded the contract to lay down the 24-kilometer track between the Irarwa (India) to Kaipleshwor of Janakpur while the Raman Construction of Janakpur is constructing the 25-kilometer segment between Kapileshwor and Bijalpur of Mahottari.
Along with the revival of the rail transport, the upgrading of the track is on the progress as the 2 feet and 6 inches (narrow gauge) is expanded to 5 feet 6 inches (wide gauge). (ANI)