Transport in Nepal

Transport in Nepal

= Railways =

"total:" 59 km; between Janakpur and Jainagar, close to Indian border
"narrow gauge:" 59 km 0.762-m gauge (2002)

Railway links with adjacent countries

* China - proposed - 1435mm gauge
* India - yes - 1676mm gauge preferred, 1000mm gauge obsoleteThere is only a railway in the southern part of Nepal, bordering India. The capital, Kathmandu, has no railway connections at all.


Serious proposals surface to build a railway from Lhasa in Tibet, China to Nepal. [ [ China - India - Railpage Australia™ Forums (International News) ] ]


*"total:" 13,223 km
*"paved:" 4,073 km
*"unpaved:" 9,150 km (1999 est.)

Ports and harbours

One dry port at Birgunj


45 (2002) 1 International Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport) in Kathmandu

Airports - with paved runways

*"total:" 9
*"over 3,047 m:" 1
*"1,524 to 2,437 m:" 1
*"914 to 1,523 m:" 7 (2002)

Airports - with unpaved runways

*"total:" 36
*"1,524 to 2,437 m:" 1
*"914 to 1,523 m:" 7
*"under 914 m:" 28 (2002)

See also

* Nepal


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