Kathmandu : The Janakpur-Jayanagar railway service, the only line linking Nepal and India underwent a successful test operation on Wednesday evening.
"In an optimism of resuming the operation of Nepal's only rail service (Janakpur-Jayanagar), the test operation was complete on Wednesday. The Indian side undertook the test to resume the operation of the train service, which has remained completely standstill for the last four years," the state-news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) stated.
The test operation covered a distance of 8.5 km from Jayanagar in Nepal to Khajuri in India. A railway engine with 53 bogies reached the Khajuri station smoothly throughout the journey.
The Indian government, which provided an assistance of Rs. 7 billion for the construction of the broad gauge railway began about four years ago and is now in its final phase.