Passenger Rail Service between India and Nepal Starts to Operate
3 April 2022
The railway service between India and Nepal for passengers, the Janakpur (Nepal) -- Jayanagar (India) railway service, was inaugurated by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on 3 April 2022 at a videoconferencing event in New Delhi, India. This is Nepal’s first broad gauge rail service.
The inauguration launched the start of regular rail services on the 35-kilometer railway route. This route is part of the 68.7 kilometer Jayanagar-Bijalpura (Nepal)-Bardibas (Nepal) rail link.