Indo-Nepal railway project likely to be completed by February


Indo-Nepal railway project likely to be completed by February

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to dedicate the new Indo-Nepal railway line being laid between Jaynagar (India) and Bardibas (Nepal) soon. Officials in Indian Railways claimed the project is intended to be completed by February with full cooperation form Nepal government.

According to ECR chief public relations officer Rajesh Kumar, the project has been funded by ministry of external affairs (MEA). “Ircon International Limited (IRCON) is executing the project utilizing an estimated outlay of around Rs787 crore after getting approval from the Railway Board, he said, adding the 68.61km-long new line between Jaynagar and Bardibas.

The CPRO said IRCON has so far laid tracks up to 34km from Jaynagar to Kurtha in Nepal. “Apart from laying new lines, IRCON is also developing stations on this route,” he said.

According to sources, the work at present is held up after Kurtha as the Nepal government is working out other details  to provide land for laying tracks from Kurtha to Bardib Read More

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