Govt issuing ordinance to relaunch Janakpur-Jainagar railway asap

File: The train for Janakpur-Jainagar railway
File: The train for Janakpur-Jainagar railway

Kathmandu, February 23

The government is preparing to issue an ordinance to clear decks for the operation of Janakpur-Jainagar railway, Nepal’s only railway, as soon as possible.

The government has to issue the ordinance as a bill prepared for the relaunch of the service is pending in parliament, and the bill cannot be endorsed now as the House of Representatives has been dissolved.

Deepak Bhattarai, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Spokesperson Deepak Bhattarai says a discussion has begun to issue the ordinance and it will not take much time.

It has been learned that there will not be significant changes in the ordinance from the bill.

Meanwhile, preparations have also started to recruit staff for the operation of the train. Some technical staff will be hired from India.

The two countries have already finalised a standard operating procedure to run the cross-border railway. Likewise, a tariff has also been proposed.

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