June 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the railway from Bathnaha (India) to Budhnagar (Nepal) on Thursday.
They inaugurated the railway from Indian PM Modi's Office, Hyderabad House, by raising green flags. Following the joint inauguration by the two prime ministers, the Indian side saw off a cargo rail from Bathnaha, as government officials of Nepal prepared to welcome it at Budhnagar.
The cargo rail to reach the Integrated Customs Check Post, Biratnagar carries raw materials for some industries.
The entrepreneurs and industrialists in Koshi Province were demanding the government to facilitate the cargo transportation up to the Integrated Customs Check Post, Biratnagar from Bathnaha.
The 8-km railway was ready a long time ago. It was tested for operation on October 25, 2018 and again tested on Wednesday for the operation. With the inauguration, the railway will operate regularly. Similarly, efforts are underway for the operation of passenger trains too. -- RSS