Kathmandu- A meeting of the Joint Task Force and Project Steering Committee on Railway Network has been concluded.

The implementation of the existing cross-border railway network and overall cooperation in the railway sector was held between the two sides in New Delhi on October 7 and 8.

The two sides have also signed an agreement under Standard Operating Procedure (SOPS) and final location survey of the proposed Broad Gauge Railway between Raxaul and Kathmandu to start passenger train service on Jayanagar-Kurtha section. In the agreement, it is mentioned that SOPS will provide technical assistance for the operation of passenger train service in the new section and will act as a guiding document for the commencement of initial train service on the cross-border railway with Nepal.

The meeting also discussed the progress made in the Raxaul-Kathmandu Broad Gauge Railway and the project under the second phase railway network.

The fifth meeting of the Nepal-India Task Force and the seventh meeting of the Project Steering Committee were held for two days on October 7 and 8. The Nepali delegation was led by Keshav Kumar Sharma, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport.

Similarly, in the meeting of the Nepal Joint Task Force, the Indian delegation was led by the Executive Director of the Traffic Transport Department of the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, Dr. The Indian delegation was led by Anurag Bhushan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, DPA-III.