October 24: The 35-kilometer Jayanagar-Kurta cross-border narrow gauge railway has been upgraded to broad gauge with the financial assistance of the Indian government.
With the completion of the construction, the Indian government has also handed over the broad gauge to Nepal government.
At a function organized in the capital on Friday, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over documents related to the ownership of the railway to Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Renu Kumari Yadav.
The ownership of the railway has been transferred to the Nepal Railway Company Limited on October 22. The railway which was constructed at a cost of Rs 8.77 billion under the financial assistance of the Indian government is a part of the 68.72-km Jayanagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas railway.
The operation of the railway is expected to enhance Nepal-India trade and commerce and further improve people-to-people relations and communications. -- RSS