1st Nepal-India broad gauge railway likely in Dec

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1st Nepal-India broad gauge railway likely in Dec


Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | IANS | Kathmandu

Nepal plans to operate its first ever broad-gauge passenger railway service from Janakpur town to Indian border town Jayanagar in Bihar starting December, a senior Nepalese rail official has said.

This is a section of 69 km Nepal-India cross border railway line from Jayanagar to Nepal's southeastern region. The other five cross-border railway lines between the two neighbours are either being constructed or are on the drawing board, Xinhua news agency reported...……………...
 

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Indian monopoly ends as Nepal gets access to Chinese ports

China on Friday agreed to allow Nepal to use four of its seaports and three land ports for third-country trade reducing the landlocked country's dependence on India to conduct international commerce.

Nepal will be able to access Shenzen, Lianyungang, Zhanjiang and Tianjin, the latter being the nearest seaport at a distance of around 3,300 kms from the Nepalese border, according to foreign ministry sources here.

Similarly, Nepal has been allowed to use Lanzhou, Lhasa and Xigatse land ports (dry ports) as well. This will provide alternative routes for Nepal to carry out international trade.

Chinese authorities will provide permits to trucks and containers ferrying Nepal-bound cargo to and from Xigatse in Tibet, as per the new arrangement.

The deal has paved the way for Nepal, which had been relying on Indian ports as of now, to diversify its access to seaports and alternative routes for third-country trade.

The Madhesi agitation in 2015 had forced Nepal to explore trade links with China and reduce its long term dependence on India.

http://zeenews.india.com/world/indi...pal-gets-access-to-chinese-ports-2139393.html



https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...-monopoly-on-transit/articleshow/65726862.cms

Is this heading the CPEC way? Why would Nepal export through Chinese ports that are more than 2000 km away and then transship them through the South China Sea - Indian Ocean - to the Middle East and Europe? It's like trying to touch your nose from behind your head! The cost of transportation by road is 16 times that of transporting the same quantity of goods by sea! Using Indian ports are far more economical as the distance over both land and sea is much shorter.

I don't understand Nepalese logic. Does anyone here? :confused1: Or this is just politics to piss India off!
 
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Indian monopoly ends as Nepal gets access to Chinese ports

China on Friday agreed to allow Nepal to use four of its seaports and three land ports for third-country trade reducing the landlocked country's dependence on India to conduct international commerce.

Nepal will be able to access Shenzen, Lianyungang, Zhanjiang and Tianjin, the latter being the nearest seaport at a distance of around 3,300 kms from the Nepalese border, according to foreign ministry sources here.

Similarly, Nepal has been allowed to use Lanzhou, Lhasa and Xigatse land ports (dry ports) as well. This will provide alternative routes for Nepal to carry out international trade.

Chinese authorities will provide permits to trucks and containers ferrying Nepal-bound cargo to and from Xigatse in Tibet, as per the new arrangement.

The deal has paved the way for Nepal, which had been relying on Indian ports as of now, to diversify its access to seaports and alternative routes for third-country trade.

The Madhesi agitation in 2015 had forced Nepal to explore trade links with China and reduce its long term dependence on India.

http://zeenews.india.com/world/indi...pal-gets-access-to-chinese-ports-2139393.html



https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...-monopoly-on-transit/articleshow/65726862.cms

Is this heading the CPEC way? Why would Nepal export through Chinese ports that are more than 2000 km away and then transship them through the South China Sea - Indian Ocean - to the Middle East and Europe? It's like trying to touch your nose from behind your head! The cost of transportation by road is 16 times that of transporting the same quantity of goods by sea! Using Indian ports are far more economical as the distance over both land and sea is much shorter.

I don't understand Nepalese logic. Does anyone here? :confused1: Or this is just politics to piss India off!
They have to cross the Himalayas too. I don't know why IM (indian media) is getting their panties in a knot.
 

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They have to cross the Himalayas too. I don't know why IM (indian media) is getting their panties in a knot.
Exactly and which would be closed to traffic for 4 to 5 months in a year just like the Khunjerab pass on the CPEC!!
 

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I don't understand Nepalese logic. Does anyone here? :confused1:

China might want its western provinces to have the option of sending goods to Asia ,via Indian ports . The major ports in India are geographically closer to western China those those than on China's eastern coast and the transport of goods ,via Nepal, might be economically viable, during the summer months. Also ,there isn't the potential security risk in Gwadar, Pakistan, with a US backed Balochi insurgency.

Nepal ,on the other hand, here sees itself as a future middle man between China and India and the country as a transit point for Chinese goods to the likes of Kolkata and Viskhapatnam.

I'm sure people here can think of some other considerations.
 

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China might also think about sending Chinese components to Nepal by train and have the goods assembled there, by local workers, in Chinese owned plants. These "Nepali" manufactured goods could then be exported to India or to outside India ,via Kolkata.

Nepal,I understand, has an open border with India . It would take expense and manpower for India to secure the border and see that Chinese origin goods were not passing through. Another possible consideration for China.
 

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China might also think about sending Chinese components to Nepal by train and have the goods assembled there, by local workers, in Chinese owned plants. These "Nepali" manufactured goods could then be exported to India or to outside India ,via Kolkata.

Nepal,I understand, has an open border with India . It would take expense and manpower for India to secure the border and see that Chinese origin goods were not passing through. Another possible consideration for China.
Nepal and INDIA is also looking at a GANGES RIVER TRADE Route..
this will make the trade very very economical than CPEC for china..
Already there is a Nepal china India Bangladesh corridor in consideration and full swing..
china is looking at an alternate route to the join with the MONSOON TRADE SYSTEM/ROUTE.
 

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Nepal was supposed to be integrated into India but thanks to c******a Nehru ...
 

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