KATHMANDU – Locals have no bound of happiness now with smooth operation of the Jayanagar-Kurtha Rail service. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the railway service from New Delhi on Saturday.
The rail that left at 8.30 am on Sunday had arrived in Janakpur station at around 10.15 am same day. The rail that reached Janakpur from Jayanagar through Kurtha on the first day since its opening was packed with passengers on both ordinary and AC seats, shared Director-General of Nepal Railway Company, Niranjan Jha.
He further said the railway service is smooth and regular on its scheduled time. The timetable has been set in a way that the rail comes and goes twice a day, he added. As per the timetable, the rail leaves from Jayanagar at 8.30 am and 3.00 pm while another rail leaves from Kurtha at 10.30 am and 5.15 pm.
The dwellers of Dhanusha who had long been awaiting railway service now are elated with smooth operation of rail. Sanjaya Jha, a local youth, expressed his confidence that the area in and around Janakpuir would transform within few years with the smooth operation of railway service.
He said the area would witness huge inflow of religious tourists and local production would get market which he believed would change the landscape of the area.