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Kathmandu-Pokhara Railway-Project Bank


KATHMANDU-POKHARA RAILWAY PROJECT


Lead Government Agency

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

Geographical Location (Districts)

Six districts (Kathmandu, Dhading, Gorkha, Tanahun, Nuwakot and Pokhara)


PROJECT DETAILS

 Project Cost (In USD)

Pokhara to Kathmandu: 2830 Million

Tamsariya - Bharatpur - Abukhaireni: 527 Million

Progress

Feasibility Study

Project Land Required (in Ha.)

151 ha of forest (Pokhara - Kathmandu)

187 ha of forest (Tamsaria- Abukhaireni)

Project Documents Available

Feasibility Study Report

Form of Investment (PPP/Private Investment)

Public Private Partnership

Expected Fiscal Benefits to GoN

  • Establishment of physical infrastructures
  • Creation of employment opportunities
  • Better connectivity
  • Development of industrial competitiveness
  • Reduction of traffic congestion
  • Improvement of road safety
  • Reduction of pollution

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND RELEVANCE/ OBJECTIVES

Currently, it takes around five to six hours to travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara. According to the Department of Railways, upon completion of the railway, the regular travel time will shrink to two hours while the journey will be safe and environment-friendly.


RELEVANCE TO THE OVERALL ECONOMY

Implementation of this project is expected to facilitate public transport, as well as generate employment and contribute notably to the national economy through growth of economic activities.


SALIENT FEATURES OF THE PROJECT

  • Pokhara to Kathmandu

                        Length : 187.083 km

                        No of Bridges : 42

                        Longest Bridge : 1295 m (Madi river)

                        No of Tunnels :44 (107.277 km)

                        Longest Tunnel : 14.525 km

  •  Tamsariya - Bharatpur - Abukhaireni (link between Pokhara-Kathmandu and East-West Railway)

                        Length : 71.729 km

                        No of Bridges : 9

                        Longest Bridge : 1250 m (Kaligandaki)

                        No of Tunnels : 2 (20.416 km)

                        Longest Tunnel : 11.7 km