Two Railway Projects linking India with Nepal in progress

    Two Railway Projects linking India with Nepal in progress

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    To provide rail connectivity to Nepal, five routes were surveyed out of which two projects namely Jogbani – Biratnagar new line and Jayanagar – Bijalpura Gauge Conversion with extension to Bardibas have been included in the Railway Budget in the year 2012 and are in different stages of execution, the Minister of State for Railways, Mr Bharatsinh Solanki said. The rail line connecting Jogbani in Bihar and Biratnagar in Nepal with a distance of 18 km will be taken up at a cost of Rs 241 crore. The gaurge conversion work connecting Jayanagar in Bihar and Bijalpura in Nepal with extension to Bardibas, a distance of 69 km will be taken up at a cost of Rs 470 crore. The survey had been completed for railway line connecting Nepalganj Road (Uttar Pradesh) and Nepalganj (Nepal), a distance of 12 km estimated at a cost of Rs 149 crore, line connecting Nautanwa (Uttar Pradesh) and Bhairahawa (Nepal), a distance of 15 km estimated at a cost of Rs 176 crore and New Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) with Kakarbhita via panittanki (Nepal), a distance of 46 km estimated at a cost of Rs 358 crore.

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