Transport fare for Janakpur-Jainagar rail service proposed

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

Kathmandu, February 10

The transport fare for the Kurtha (Janakpur)-Jainagar railway would be determined as per the fare fixed by the government.

Nepal Railway Company Limited has sent a proposal in this regard to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport as preparation is underway to operate the railway service on the route.

The company’s general manager Guru Bhattarai says Rs 75 transport fare has been proposed along the 35-kilometre route from Kurtha of Dhanusha to Jainagar of India. The fare of deluxe seat would cost five times the fare of general one (Rs 375).

According to the company, all preparation to operate the rail service is going ahead.

Two modern DEMU (diesel-electric multiple unit) train sets were brought on September 18, 2020, from India for the operation of rail service.

The broad-gauge railway track was constructed at financial and technical support of the Indian government.

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