India has embarked upon a mammoth project to match the ongoing infrastructure projects of China in the Asian region by entering into an agreement with Nepal for preliminary engineering cum traffic survey to build a rail link to connect Raxual district in Bihar to the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. The accord over the project was signed during Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli Sharma’s visit to India.
Indian government has already started building five cross border railway lines between Nepal and India, apart from Raxaul-Kathmandu railway line, said a PTI report, adding that rail line from Jayanagar to Janakpur-Kurtha will be completed within a year.
Senior government officials from Nepal and India on Monday reportedly agreed to seal the Memorandum of Understanding of the Raxaul-Kathmandu rail line as soon as possible. Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) Joint Secretary Keshab Kumar Sharma and India’s Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary (DPA-III) Namgya Khampa reportedly took part in the meeting. Read More
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