Kathmandu, March 29
Nepal and India have agreed to restart the Janakpur-Jainagar railway from this weekend.
A source at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport says prime ministers of Nepal and India will virtually inaugurate the service from New Delhi on Saturday. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to visit India from Friday to Sunday.
Nepal’s only railway, which also connects to India, had discontinued its service in 2014 citing the need for upgrading. However, it took several years to restart.
To restart the service, the government has recently issued the Railway Ordinance. India has agreed to provide training to the Nepali workforce for the operation of the Janakpur-Jainagar railway.
It has already been one and a half years since Nepal received two trains for the operation, but they have not been put into operation.