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Sunday, 27 August 2017

The Last Train In Nepal | Discovery in Hindi Documentary

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha August 26, 2017 :
The Raxaul- Amlekhagunj section of the Nepal Government Railway (NGR) was built from a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway, introduced to Nepal during the Rana period. The 39 km long NGR, built in 1927 by the British, was important as it allowed people from different areas of the country to reach Amlekhganj and to get lorries to Bhimphedi. One could then reach Kathmandu from Bhimphedi on foot. The railway was later closed down.

The Jayanagar-Janakpur Line (NJJR), a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway was also introduced during the Rana period. The Jayanagar-Janakpur-Bijalpura line is under gauge conversion to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) with an extension to Bardibas.

The 1676 km long 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge railway track from Raxaul was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) by the Indian railways to connect Sirsiya (Birganj) Inland Container Depot (ICD).The railway became fully operational in 2005. It helps move containers and other cargo to and from the Kolkata port and other places in India. It is the most important entry point for imports into Nepal, and is essential for Nepal's commerce and trade. Birganj is located 700 km (430 mi) from the Kolkata port by railway.

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