Tag: Nepal railway development

Minister assures resumption of Janakpur-Jainagar railway within 3.5 months

Kathmandu, December 6 Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth says the much-awaited resumption of Nepal’s only passenger railway service is just three and half months away. He says the Janakpur-Jainagar railway service will come into operation by mid-March next year. Speaking at a meeting of National Concern and Coordination Committee of the Federal […]

Nepal, China officials meeting next month again to discuss cross-border railway

Kathmandu, November 21 Officials of Nepal and China have scheduled their next meeting to discuss how to take forward the proposed cross-border railway project for the second week of December. The meeting will be held in Kathmandu to discuss preparing the detailed project report for Kyirong-Kathmandu railway, according to Nepali officials. A Chinese team has […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Almost all newspapers published in Kathmandu on Tuesday report on the launch of the new national ID. Similarly, reports related to former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s emotional tribute to his son on the anniversary of his death have also made it to the front pages. Here’s a summary of important, ignored and interesting stories […]

Oli, Modi to sign Raxual-Kathmandu railway agreement

Kathmandu, August 31 Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to sign an agreement with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to extend a railway track from Raxual, an Indian city across Birgunj, to Kathmandu. The agreement will be signed during a meeting to be held today. The agreement will pave the way for expending […]

Kathmandu-Kyirong railway to cost Rs 257 billion

Kathmandu, August 19 A preliminary feasibility study conducted by a Chinese company has concluded that extending a railway line from Kyirong of Tibet to Kathmandu of Nepal will cost around Rs 257 billion. Likewise, the project will take around nine years to complete, according to the report. Senior engineer of the Department of Railways, Prakash […]

Test operation begins along Janakpur-Jaynagar broad gauge

Kathmandu, August 9 Nepal and India have jointly launched a test operation of Janakpur-Jaynagar broad gauge. In the first phase, the test operation was conducted along an eight km stretch from Jaynagar to Khajuri, but it will be extended further, according to Prakash Bhakta Upadhyaya, spokesperson at the Department of Railways. Recently, the task of […]