India-Nepal to expedite works on Jogbani-Biratnagar & Jaynagar-Biratnagar-Bijaipura rail line

काठमांडू Khatmandu:  A Nepal-India coordination meeting held in Kathmandu on Friday last, reviewed progress on pending issues of construction of two Railway Projects – Jogbani-Biratnagar and Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas.

A meeting was held on Friday in the presence of Secretary of Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Tulsi Prasad Sitaula and other officials from Nepal and representative of Indian Embassy and IRCON International Ltd from the Indian side.

According to the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, the meeting was fruitful. The meeting was informed that 70 per cent of earthwork and bridgework had been completed on the available land on the Jogbani-Biratnagar link and 30 percent on the Jayanagar-Bijalpur link.

The meeting also noted there had been long delay due to non-availability of land in Biratnagar, Janakpur and Bardibas.

The Nepali side has assured that land required for the project, including for Biratnagar station, Janakpur and Bardibas would be acquired and handed over to IRCON at the earliest to expedite work in both sectors.

According to the Embassy statement, both sides agreed to provide necessary support to expedite implementation of important projects.