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  • Janakpur-Jainagar railway to resume operation

    Kathmandu, July 11

    The Janakpur-Jainagar railway will come into operation from December this year, claims the government.

    The government has made an agreement with India to rent coaches to resume the operation of Nepal’s first railway project.

    A meeting held between officials of Nepal and India reached an agreement on Tuesday to rent the coaches for operation of the railway.

    According to Spokesperson at Department of Railways, Prakash Bhakta Upadhyaya, the coaches and human resources have to be rented as Nepal lacks both.

    Though India will provide the coaches and human resources, Nepal will have a complete authority over them, claims Upadhyaya.

    The train will carry a flag of Nepal and India is ready to paint the colour that Nepal demands in the coaches, he informs.

    The Department says it will plan its own coaches after few years. “Buying them immediately may result into some problems as we lack experience. Neither do we have human resources to operate them,” he says, “Therefore, we will rent them now.”

    Accordingly, the Department has also planned to train Nepali personnel simultaneously.

    Meanwhile, the two countries have agreed to resolve some legal issues that have surfaced in the resumption of service.

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