Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba will on Saturday virtually inaugurate the Jaynagar-Kurtha railway service between India and Nepal. It is reported that the inauguration will take place at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

Here are more details you need to know about the service:

  • The service will criss-cross from Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Janakpur, Nepal.
  • The railway track of the section is 35 kilometres long.
  • It is reported that the section was completed in 2021 at Rs 619 crore.
  • This section is part of the 68.7km Jayanagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas rail link.
  • The remaining portion of the railway line will be built in two phases.
  • The new infrastructure was built for broad gauge railway operation by replacing the narrow gauge, which was stopped more than seven years ago.
  • The train is likely to run at a speed of 140 km per hour. A total of 1,100 passengers can travel.
  • Passengers will have to present a photo ID card for travelling.
  • All bogies of the train will have washrooms for passengers.
  • The Nepal Railways will charge 60 Nepalese rupees (INR 37.50) for Jaynagar to Janakpur station, and 300 Nepalese rupees (INR 187.50) will be charged for the AC coach.