The Jayanagar-Janakpur 34 km section train has arrived to Janakpur. The Government of Nepal has brought two trains purchased from Konkarna Railway Corporation of Chennai to Nepal.
The train is scheduled to be tested on Friday. Nepal Railways Corporation Ltd has stated that it will decide the modalities for regular operation after discussing with India before the end of the decade.
The first section of the 69 km long Jayanagar-Janakpur-Bardibas railway line with the support of the Government of India is being operated at Jayanagar-Janakpur. In 2010, the Government of India pledged to assist in the construction of ‘broad gauge’ infrastructure. Infrastructure is being constructed from Janakpur to Bijalpura of Mahottari.
During the Rana rule, a railway service was operated from Jayanagar to Bijalpura in 1984 BS. Initially, the then British ruler is believed to have started the railway service with the intention of transporting timber from Nepal’s forests. In time, it became the main means of transportation for the citizens of the border areas.
However, the engine of this old technology train, the leak was getting old and the railway line from Jayanagar to Janakpur was reduced only. This section has been closed for the last decade.