India & Nepal Signs MoU On Raxaul-Kathmandu Railway Line

India & Nepal Signs MoU On Raxaul-Kathmandu Railway Line

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Date of Post: 01 Sep, 2018

Kathmandu: India and Nepal on Friday exchanged an MoU to build a strategic railway line connecting Bihar’s Raxaul city to Kathmandu after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks on all aspects of the bilateral ties with his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli.

More Information:

  • “Our deliberations were wide-ranging, covering multiple aspects of India-Nepal relations,” Prime Minister Modi said after the meeting on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit here.
  • He added,”We discussed ways to further deepen our economic, trade and cultural ties. Enhancing connectivity between our nations was discussed as well.”
  • The two leaders held a detailed review on all aspects of the bilateral relationship, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
  • Kumar tweeted,”Following the talks, PM @narendramodi and PM of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli witnessed the exchange of an MoU between the Government of India & the Government of Nepal regarding preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey of the broad gauge line between Raxaul (India) & Kathmandu (Nepal).”
  • The MoU was signed by Secretary at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, Madhusudan Adhikari, from Nepali side and Manjiv Singh Puri from the Indian side.
  • The strategic railway link between Raxaul and Kathmandu will facilitate people-to-people contact and bulk movement of goods.
  • There are three other railway projects in the pipeline –
  1. New Jalpaiguri-Kakarbhitta
  2. Nautanwa-Bhairahawa
  3. Nepalgunj Road-Nepalgunj

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