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East West Electrified Railway-Project Bank

 

EAST WEST ELECTRIFIED RAILWAY PROJECT


 Lead Government Agency

Office of the Investment Board & the Railway Department-Ministry of Physical Infrastructure & Transport

Geographical Location (Districts)

24 Districts (Mechi- Mahakali)


PROJECT DETAILS

 Project Cost (In USD)

3000 Million (Mechi to Mahakali)

Progress

Feasibility Study

Project Land Required (in Ha.)

2247 ha of forest (Mechi to Mahakali)

Project Documents Available

Feasibility Study Report

Form of Investment (PPP/Private Investment)

Public Private Partnership

Expected Fiscal Benefits to GoN

  • Development of economic infrastructure
  • Creation of employment opportunities
  • Better connectivity
  • Industrial competitiveness
  • Production/transportation cost reduction
  • Reduction of traffic congestion
  • Road safety
  • Reduction of pollution

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND RELEVANCE/ OBJECTIVES

Railway has remained the least-explored means of transportation in Nepal though its development dates back to the 1920s. The British built the 39 kilometers Raxaul-Amlekhagunj and Jayanagar-Janakpur-Bijalpura, two short distance 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railways in 1927. Currently, Nepal Railway Company is dedicated to constructing 53 kilometers of railway track -- 32 km from Jaynagar in India to Janakpur in Nepal and 21 km from Janakpur to Bijalapur. Realizing the importance of railways in carrying freight and passengers, Nepal is planning to construct a railway line from east to west that connects the capital city; Kathmandu.


RELEVANCE TO THE OVERALL ECONOMY

Implementation of this project is expected to facilitate public transport, as well as generate employment opportunities and contribute notably to the national economy through concrete transport infrastructure.


SALIENT FEATURES OF THE PROJECT

  • Total Length (Mechi to Mahakali) : 945.244 km

  • No. of bridges : 334
  • Longest Bridge: 1171 m ( Saptakoshi river)
  • No. of tunnels: 10 (26.7 km)
  • Longest Tunnel: 17.742 km 

     

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