India handed over 34.9 km long cross-border rail link connecting Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Nepal to Nepal government. The handing over ceremony took place on Friday in the presence of Nepal minister for physical Infrastructure and transport Renu Kumari Yadav and Indian ambassador to Nepal Vinay M. Kwatra.
35 km long India-assisted cross-border rail link connecting Jaynagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Province 2 has been completed & handed over to Nepal Railways Company today in the presence of @AmbVMKwatra & MoPIT Minister Ms. Renu Kumari Yadav.@MEAIndia @PMOIndia #IndiaNepalFriendship pic.twitter.com/HmRHsQWz6B— IndiaInNepal (@IndiaInNepal) October 22, 2021
The Jaynagar - Kurtha section is part of the 68.7 km Jaynagar - Bijalpura- Bardidas rail link built under the Government of India's grant assistance programme. Under the grant assistance of India, the gauge conversion of 34.9 km narrow gauge, from Jaynagar in India to Kurtha in Nepal, has now been completed. Railway Sources said once operationalised the cross-border rail link is expected to enhance trade and commerce activities as well as people to people linkage between the two countries.