The Bihar Post

Indo-Nepal rail connectivity: Indian Railways completes speed trial on Jayanagar-Kurtha rail route


PATNA—Recent speed trials between Jayanagar and Kurtha on a 35 kilometer-long newly-gauge converted section of the Jayanagar-Bardiwas rail line was completed successfully at a speed of 110 km per hour during the first phase of the India-Nepal rail link project.

Indian government has funded the entire 68.72-kilometre long Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas railway project. The government of India has spent over Rs550 crores on this section.

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As per the Railways, the train service between Jayanagar and Kurtha will enhance trade and improve regional development.

The Jayanagar-Kurtha section is 34.90 kilometers long and belongs to Indian Railways’ Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas project.

The Railway Ministry had earlier this year announced that a rail line from Jayanagar in Madhubani district  of Bihar had been linked to Kurtha in Nepal under this project’s first phase.

Jayanagar is located at a distance of some 4 km from Indo-Nepal border and Janakpur, a world-famous pilgrim centre in Nepal, fall on this rail route.

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