India has handed over two trendy trains to Nepal that will run between Jaynagar in Bihar and Kurtha in Dhanusa district from mid-December, marking the start of the primary broad-gauge railway service within the Himalayan nation, officers mentioned on Saturday.
The Konkan Railway delivered two trendy Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit (DMUC) trains to the Nepal Railway for Jaynagar-Kurtha broad gauge line on Friday. These trains are manufactured by Integrated Coach Factory, Chennai with trendy facilities and newest AC-AC propulsion expertise.
The Indian technicians and the Nepal Railway employees have been welcomed at numerous areas when the trains arrived within the nation from India on Friday.
Thousands of individuals gathered to see the brand new trains regardless of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed 390 folks and contaminated over 60,000 others in Nepal.
The prepare operations from Kurtha to Jaynagar, masking a distance of 35-km, will profit residents of each the nations, in keeping with Indian Embassy sources.
The trial run of the brand new trains began from Friday on the broad gauge tracks whose development was accomplished final 12 months, in keeping with Nepal Railway Company Director General Guru Bhattarai.
Since the border is unlikely to open quickly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prepare companies wouldn’t begin instantly and the trains could be parked on the Nepal Railway Station in Jaynagar for the upkeep and security, in keeping with Senior Divisional Engineer Devendra Shah.
“The trains are expected to go into regular operation around the Ram-Janaki marriage ceremony in mid-December when the situation is likely to improve,” mentioned Nepal Railway Company Engineer Binod Ojha.
The Jaynagar-Kurtha rail line was initially constructed in the course of the British Raj to move logs from forests at Mahottari, Nepal to India.
At that point, the road from Jaynagar in Bihar to Bijulpura in Mahottari was 52 kms lengthy.
The 69-km Jaynagar-Janakpur-Bardibas railway is being constructed at a price of Rs10 billion with help from the Indian authorities.
According to the Nepali media experiences, the railway monitor is being in-built three phases. The 35-km-long first part of the rail line hyperlinks Jaynagar and Kurtha in Mahottari district. The 17-km-long second part will hyperlink Kurtha and Bhangaha whereas the third section is 17-km-long and can prolong from Bhangaha to Bardibas.