September 18: A brand new train that arrived in Jayanagar on Thursday evening will undergo test drive today along the 34-kilometer section of the Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway. The train manufactured by Konkan Railway Corporation, a company owned by the Government of India, arrived in Jayanagar on Thursday (September 17) evening.
The train with a capacity of about 1300 passengers is being brought to Janakpur from Jayanagar on Friday, September 18 (today). Guru Bhattarai, general manager of Nepal Railway Company Limited, informed that the train will undergo test drive today along the Jayanagar-Janakpur section.
Konkan Railway Corporation is planning to hand over the train to Nepal after completing the test drive.
Bhattarai informed that the technicians of Konkan Railway Corporation will operate the train to Janakpur in Nepal for the test.
He added that the modalities for the regular operation of the train will be made within a year after discussions with India.
The Indian-made train had arrived at Hajipur in Bihar a few weeks ago.
The Jayanagar-Janakpur-Bardiwas railway which is currently under construction with the assistance of the Government of India is 69 kilometers long. Out of that, the test will be conducted along 34 kilometers of Jayanagar-Janakpur section.