The train fare will be maintained on the Kurtha-Jayanagar railway line as close to road fare prescribed by the government. Nepal Railway Company Limited has proposed the fare to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport while preparing for the operation of the railway.
Guru Bhattarai, general manager of the company, informed that a train fare of Rs 75 has been proposed for 35 km road from Kurtha in Dhanusha to Jayanagar in India. He said that the fare has been proposed to be the same as other vehicles. Deluxe seats will cost more than usual.
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He says the deluxe train fare can be four to five times more expensive than the normal one. He said, “We have proposed Rs. 375.” The company has stated that preparations for the regular operation of the train have been completed with the formal inauguration. The company has stated that the structure will be taken over from the Indian company Concon soon.
Two sets of demo trains had arrived on Ashoj 2 to operate the railway, which was constructed with the financial and technical assistance of the Government of India. According to the Department of Railways, the train can carry 1,200 to 1,300 passengers sitting and standing. The company has stated that only passenger bags and general luggage can be kept as it is a passenger train.