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India, Nepal sign agreement to build Raxaul-Kathmandu railway line

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Nepal’s Defense Minister Ishwor Pokhrel upon his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport to attend the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu, Nepal August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar.

By: Radhakrishna N S

An agreement to study the practicability of a railway line linking India and its neighbour tiny Himalayan nation, Nepal was signed by the officials of two countries in a meeting between India’s prime minister Narendra Modi and and his Nepal counterpart KP Sharma Oli on the sidelines of a regional summit of seven South East Asian countries (Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)) on Friday (31). The proposed 130 kilometer long railway line originates from India’s border town, Raxaul, located in the eastern part of Bihar state will connect with Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Once the proposed railway…

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