Kathmandu, Nepal: The dream of having railway service in Nepal would be materialized if the recent initiation taken by the Chinese government to link Nepal with its railway service comes into implementation.
The high-level technical team of the Chinese government that had arrived here for the site visit of the Kyirong-Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini Railway Project on last week has prepared initial report regarding the railway service in Nepal by linking with the Chinese railway service.
It is said that the Chinese technical team accompanied by the officials at the Department of Railways (DoRW) visited Rasuwagadi, the entry point from Kyirong to Nepal, Pokhara and Lumbini as part of the site visit.
Following the site visit, the technical team would hold discussions with the officials of the Nepal government to prepare a report, which would be submitted to the Chinese government to conduct further study of the project.
Chinese government has given high preference to link Nepal with its railway service. Earlier, another technical team had arrived here for the preliminary study of the project.
The government of Nepal and the Chinese government had agreed on economic and technical assistance for the railway project on March 21, 2016.
The imitation taken by the Chinese government to link Nepal with its railway service is taken cautiously by the southern neighbor India even though it has not made any official comment in this regard.