Train with 53 bogies carrying track-ballast arrives in Janakpur
DHANUSHA: A train with 53 bogies carrying ballast for tracks has arrived in Janakpur on Friday. The train came from Pakhaur, Jharkhand of India.
Railway and Metro Development Project Site Office’s chief engineer Binod Kumar Ojha said the second consignment of the ready-to-use ballast was brought from Jharkhand by the goods train.
The construction of three halts and five stations of the railway is in its final stage. The broad-gauge railway is being constructed with the support of the Government of India up to Kurtha of Dhanusha district.
Railway engineers have said preparations have started for the ‘final touch’ for operating passenger train on the Jayanagar-Janakpur sector. Works are in progress for operating train service on the 69-kilometre Jayanagar (India)-Bardibas railway.
Ircon International Limited of India constructed the broad-gauge railway track. Prior to this, train service on the Jayanagar-Janakpur-Bijalpura (52 kilometres) section of the narrow-gauge track operated at a speed of 20-25 kilometres per hour. The 35 kilometres distance between Jayanagar to Kurtha would be covered in half an hour with the operation of train service on the broad-gauge railway.