Janakpurdham: The Jayanagar-Kurtha railway service will be increased for three days from tomorrow. It will have more trips than the regular ones considering the huge influx of people coming to bathe at the Kamala river on the occasion of Kartik Poornima.
Nepal Railway Company has announced untimely train services will be operated November 7, 8 and 9 at per the convenience of the passengers. Managing Director Niranjan Kumar Jha has issued a notice stating that the untimely service will be operated from Jayanagar to Janakpur for the convenience of the pilgrims who come to bathe in the Kamala River on the occasion of Kartik Poorrnima.
During the Kartik Poornima, a large number of pilgrims come from various places in Nepal and even from Indian cities to bathe in the Kamala river. Out of the 70 km railway under construction from Jayanagar to Bardibas in Mahottari, 35 km railway from Jayanagar to Kurtha has been running regularly since it was inaugurated eight months ago.
The train service has been running regularly as per the schedule. The train leaves from Jayanagar at 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, while another train leaves from Kurtha at 10:30 am and 5:15 pm.
Locals believe that once the train starts operating regularly, tourism, religious areas will develop and the export of local products will increase.