First India-Nepal passenger train on broad gauge to begin from December

The first passenger to run between Indian and Nepal on broad gauge is likely to run from December this year.

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This train will cover a 34 km stretch from Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Dhanusa district in Janakpur Zone of south-eastern Nepal.

No visa will be required for Indian and Nepalese nationals crossing the border through this stretch.

Nepal and India have plans for 4 cross-border railway links, that will include one link to connect Raxaul to Kathmandu.

This project, worth Rs.5.5 billion is divided into 3 phases. The first phase includes the construction of a 34-km segment between Jayanagar & Kurtha. The second phase comprises of an 18-km segment from Kurtha to Bhangaha in Mahottari district and third comprises the creation of a 17-km segment from Bhangaha to Bardibas.