India’s Konkan Railways Corporation Ltd(KRCL) have signed a contract agreement with Nepal’s Department of Railways to supply two 1600 HP Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train sets.
This deal was signed in Kathmandu in the presence of Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Puri and Nepal’s Secretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Madhusudan Adhikari.
As per the agreement Nepal will aquire two-diesel operated trains, which will arrive in Nepal within five months.
These trains that will be manufactured by Integrated Coach Factory in chennai,Tamil Nadu will comprise of three trailer cars with one air conditioned, one driving power car and one driving trailer car with standard accessories.
The Jayanagar-Kurtha Railway Link which has been built by IRCON with the Government of India (GoI) financial grant under India-Nepal Development Partnership programme will operate in a 34 kms long railway corridor stretch,which links Jayanagar in Bihar, India and Kurtha in Dhanusa district,Nepal.