Monday, February 8, 2010

India returns to Nepal with road, rail projects near border

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    • Shishir Gupta
    • With the Chinese stepping up participation in infrastructure projects in Nepal, India has launched a Rs-1,700 crore road-and-rail infrastructure initiative in the Madhes (terai) region of the Himalayan country. This comes ahead of Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav’s visit to India this month.
    • Sources told The Indian Express that President Yadav, who used to be the Nepali Congress representative from Madhes, arrives in New Delhi on a four-day visit starting on February 15.
    • To improve cross-border connectivity, India will also invite tenders for construction of broad gauge railroad links from Jogbani (Bihar) to Biratnagar (Nepal) and Jaynagar (Bihar) to Bijalpura-Janakpur (Nepal).


      Biratnagar is the second largest city in Nepal after capital Kathmandu. Once the links are completed, it would be possible to travel from the Nepal terai to any part of India via rail.

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