Transport fare for the Kurtha-Jaynagar railway will be determined as per the fare fixed by the government.

Nepal Railway Company Limited has sent a proposal in this regard to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport as preparation is under way to operate the railway service on the Kurtha-Jayanagar sector.

General Manager of the Company, Guru Bhattarai, said Rs 75 has been proposed as transport fare along the 35-kilometre route from Kurtha of Dhanusha to Jayanagar of India.

The fare of deluxe seat will cost five times more than the fare of the general one and Rs 375 has been proposed for the same, he shared. According to the company, all preparation to operate the rail service is going ahead in a regular manner. Two modern DEMU (Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit) train sets were brought on September 18, 2020 from India for operation of the rail service.

The broad-gauge railway track was constructed with financial and technical support of the Indian government.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 11, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.