Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Nepal Railway proposes Rs 75 fare for Kurtha-Jayanagar rail service

 Nepal Railway has proposed Rs 75 fare for the Kurtha-Jaynagar railway.

According to Nepal Railway Company Ltd, it has sent a proposal to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport. “As the preparation is going on to operate the railway service on Kurtha-Jayanagar section, we are waiting for the ministry’s green signal to fix the fare,” the general manager of the Company Guru Bhattarai said, adding that the company has proposed Rs 75 for the 35-kilometer route from Kurtha of Dhanusha to Jayanagar of India. “The fare of deluxe seat will cost five times to Rs 375 compared to the fare of general seat.”

Though, the company has been repeatedly claiming that it is ready to operate the railway, the two modern Diesel – Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train sets – bought and brought from India on September 18, 2020 to operate rail service, are being kept under special security of APF since last almost five months.

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