Nepal to begin trains connecting Kathmandu-India-China

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Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Friday said that country is planning to construct a railways linking Kathmandu with India and China within two years.

Nepal President informed that the preparation will soon start for the detailed Project Reports of Birgunj-Kathmandu and Rasuwagadhi-Kathmandu railways, connecting Kathmandu to both India and China by railways.

The President is of the view that the first trans-border railway between Nepal and India will be planned in the upcoming fiscal year.

“Railway service will be made operational within the next fiscal year at Jayanagar- Bijalpura and from Bathnaha, India to Biratnagar. The construction of the railway at Bijalpura-Bardibas segment will be completed”, the president added.

The completion of technical studies for the construction of railways linking both the neighbouring countries has been completed in collaboration with the two concerned countries.

Bhandari also unveiled the plan for generating nearly 500,000 employment opportunities in the upcoming fiscal year. Government is also closely working to operate the Gautam Buddha Airport by 2019 and Pokhara International Airport by 2021.

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