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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
31-August-2012 17:29 IST
Connecting Border Areas of Nepal with New Railway Lines
PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU

 

            To provide rail connectivity to Nepal, five routes were surveyed as under:-

S. No.

Proposed Rail Link

Distance

(in km)

Estimated Cost

  ( in Rs. cr)

From

To

1.

Jogbani(Bihar)

Biratnagar(Nepal)

18

241

2.

Jayanagar(Bihar)

Bijalpura (Nepal) &

extension to Bardibas

69

470

3.

Nepalganj Road (Uttar Pradesh)

Nepalganj (Nepal)

12

149

4.

Nautanwa

(Uttar Pradesh)

Bhairahawa (Nepal)

15

176

5.

New Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)

Kakarbhita via panittanki (Nepal)

46

358

 

             Survey for all the above routes has been completed.  Out of these five routes, two projects namely JogbaniBiratnagar new line and JayanagarBijalpura Gauge Conversion with extension to Bardibas have been included in the Railway Budget in the year 2012-11 and are in different stages of execution.

            This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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