India And Nepal Considers Key Cross Border Railway Projects

India and Nepal reviewed the implementation of ongoing cross-border railway links along with the overall bilateral cooperation in the railway sector.

The two countries held the 5th Joint Working Group (JWG) and the 7th Project Steering Committee (PSC) meetings from October 6-7, 2021.

Both sides signed the Standard Operating Procedures for start of passenger train services on the Jaynagar-Kurtha section and the Memorandum of Understanding for Final Location Survey of the proposed broad gauge railway line between Raxaul and Kathmandu.

Proposed Raxaul-Kathmandu Broad Gauge Railway Line

The proposed Raxaul-Kathmandu broad gauge railway line will further boost connectivity between India and Nepal.

Both sides discussed the ongoing works of Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas and Jogbani-Biratnagar broad gauge railway lines between India and Nepal, being developed with grant assistance from Government of India.