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NEW DELHI/ PATNA: PM Narendra Modi and Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday flagged off cross-border passenger practice providers between Jayanagar in India and Kurtha in Nepal by way of videoconferencing. The practice chugged off with 150 passengers, who have been principally dignitaries from India and Nepal moreover a group of railway officers.
With this, India and Nepal now have street, air and rail connectivity. Modi stated he and his counterpart agreed to present precedence to commerce and cross-border connectivity initiatives in all respects. “The start of the Jayanagar-Kurtha rail line is a part of this initiative. Such schemes will make a terrific contribution to easy, hassle-free trade of individuals between the 2 nations,” he stated.
The practice service between Jayanagar and Kurtha could be open for widespread individuals from Sunday. Passengers will want a photograph id card for journey. The passenger trains will cowl the 34.5km-long Jayanagar-Kurtha stretch in an hour. It has eight stations.
The part of the undertaking that begins from Jayanagar in Bihar’s Madhubani district will probably be prolonged as much as Bijalpura, which is one other 17km from Kurtha, after which to Bardibas. India has funded this undertaking at an estimated price of Rs 787 crore. Until now, individuals might take practice as much as Jayanagar in Bihar. One other nearest rail hyperlink for Nepal is Gorakhpur in UP.

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