By Our Correspondent, Dalyanpur (Saptari), Feb. 13: Survey, design and environment impact assessment (EIA) of the Mechi-Mahakali Electrified Railway in Inaruwa- Bardibas section have been completed.
Manjul Krishna Manandhar, chief of Fulbright Consultancy, said that the detail survey, design works and EIA of 139.42km long section of 945km Mechi-Mahakali Electrified Railway in Inaruwa – Bardibashsection have been completed.
Fulbright Consultancy has given the authority of EIA of the Inaruwa – Bardibas section of Mechi – Mahakali Electrified Railway from the Department of Raiway, Railway and Metro Development Project.
He said that the detailed survey and design of the rail project in six of seven sections had already been completed so far.
The cost of the national pride project is estimated to be Rs. 96.84 billion.
In State 2, the railway line will start from Bardibas of Mahottari and passes through Mithila Municipality of Dhanusha, Chhireshwornath, Dhanushagram, Ganeshnathcharnath, Sahid Municipalit, Karjanaha of Siraha, Mirchiya, Goolbazaar, Dhangadimai and Lahan.
Similarly, it will pass through Surunga of Saptari, Sambhunath, Rajbiraj Municipality, Rupani, Mahadeva and Tirahut Gaunpalika.
Manandhar said that there would be 14 stations out of which 10 would be used for passengers and four will be signal stations, he added. Similarly, there will be two stations to stop logistic trains.
The project would require 814.22 hectares of land out of which 741.67 hectares of land are to be acquired from individual owners.
Manandhar said that the proposal of compensation amount for private land that needs to be acquired for construction of railway line had also been proposed to the project.