Jaynagar-Kurta Rail Link Handed Over To Nepal

India has handed over a 34.9 km long cross-border rail link to the Nepal government that connects Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurta in Nepal.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 03:47:27 pm

23 October 2021 Current Affairs:India has handed over a 34.9 km long cross-border rail link to the Nepal government that connects Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Nepal.

♦ The ceremony took place on October 22, 2021, with the Indian ambassador to Nepal Vinay M. Kwatra and Nepal minister for physical Infrastructure & transport Renu Kumari Yadav.
♦ The Jaynagar – Kurta section of the rail link is the part of 68.7 km Jaynagar – Bijalpura- Bardidas rail link. 
♦ It was built under the grant assistance programme of the Indian government. 
♦ A total of 34.9 km narrow gauge has been completed, and the project was completed at the cost of Rs 619 crore. 
♦ It has five stations in the section, namely, Jayanagar, Khajuri, Inarwa, Baidehi and Kurtha near Janakpur in Nepal. 
♦ The highest fare will likely be Rs 70 for the general class and Rs 300 for AC for the entire journey. 
♦ The train will run at 115 km per hour, and the distance will be covered in 23 minutes.
♦ This operationalised cross-border rail link is likely to enhance trade and commerce activities and also enhance people to people linkage between both countries.

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