In collaboration with India, the train has been run on broad-gauge railway services in Nepal for the first time. This train was run for the first time on Friday.
For the first time in Nepal, the train has been run on broad-gauge railway services in collaboration with India. This train was run for the first time on Friday. The engines have been given by the Kokan Railway for the railways in Nepal. Until now, trains used to run on the Neroga line in Nepal, that too since the British era. But due to lack of maintenance, this service was stopped 6 years ago. But now with the introduction of the new service, the rail connectivity between India and Nepal will also be added.
Konkan Railway gave two sets of DEMU trains
The railway engine and the train that the Government of Nepal has received has been made by the Konkan Railway. These demu sets are made in Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. Konkan Railway said that it is making itself proud by handing over sets of two state-of-the-art DEMU trains to Nepal Railways.
Indian Railway Minister expressed happiness
Indian Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted about this, writing, ‘We have had ancient cultural and cordial relations with Nepal. Giving a new dimension to its relations, 2 DEMU train sets were given to Nepal by the Railways. These will be used for the train journey from Jayanagar, Bihar to Kurtha, Nepal, which will benefit the citizens of both countries.
The deal was signed in May 2010
In May 2010, two trains with a capacity of 1600 horsepower were signed between Nepal’s railway department and the Konkan Railway Corporation. Its value is 84 crores 65 lakhs in Nepali currency. There are five coaches in each train, of which one is an AC coach and three are of general category. This train has a capacity to carry 1300 passengers at a time.
Rail line service under Indo-Nepal Development Cooperation Program
The Government of India has funded this entire project under the India-Nepal Development Cooperation Program. In which the train is to run between Janakpur to Jayanagar on the Indo-Nepal border. For this, construction work of 17 km long track is going on. Although only 3 km of the track could be built under this project in the initial 6 years, but after PM Narendra Modi’s nepas visit, it gained momentum and this project is nearing completion.