Railway Connection Between China And Nepal

Nepalese passenger railway in Nepal until it was closed down due to construction of a new standard gauge line due to be completed by 2017. This 59 km narrow gauge railway ran between Janakpur in Nepal and Jainagar in India close to the border between the two nations, and was of 2 ft 6 in gauge. The line continued to Bijalpura, but this section is currently redundant due to a damaged bridge. Existing railways Corporation operates the main narrow gauge passenger line within Nepal, and owns the currently redundant permanent way of this line’s extension to Bijalpura. The line critically underfunded by Nepalese government, with low fares and struggling to pay the 150 remaining workers. The freight line from Raxaul in India is a broad gauge installation, operated jointly by Nepal Railways Corporation and Indian Railways, and allowing container traffic to be imported to Nepal, through the Sirsiva dry port container depot.

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