The first private cargo train reached Birgunj from India

Birgunj train

Private sector cargo trains from India arrived in Birgunj Nepal on Wednesday for the first time in 17 years after the launch of the Nepal-India train service.

According to the Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Committee, a one-rack cargo train of Hind Terminal arrived at the dry port of Birgunj at 10 am on Wednesday.

Ashish Gajurel, executive director of the Intermodal Transport Development Committee, informed that the train carrying 90 containers of food 20 feet high has reached the dry port of Birgunj from Haldia.

According to the Nepal-India Railway Service Agreement of 2061 BS, only Indian government-owned trains were providing services in Nepal. The agreement reached between the two countries in July 2021 in the Railway Service Agreement Review Agreement paved the way for private sector railways to operate in Nepal.

According to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies, the first private train arrived in Nepal in two months and six days of the agreement.