Janakpur to Jaynagar Railway Illustrated

Janakpur to Jaynagar line was the only operating passenger railway in Nepal until 2014. Currently, it is closed and the tracks are under construction. The width of its tracks is being increased from 2 ft 6 inch (popularly known as narrow gauge) to 5 ft 6 inch (wide gauge). To learn about the history of this railway, check out our article History of Janakpur to Jaynagar Railway.

These photographs were taken in Janakpur in December 2016 and depict the state of construction and railways during that time.

Puru Shah

Puru Shah is the founder of Madhesi Youth. For Madhesi Youth, he primarily writes about human rights issues and articles with an emphasis on data analysis & data visualization. His goal is to promote justice, equality, sustainable development, and youth empowerment in Nepal. Connect with Puru Shah on Twitter (@digitalsubway)