Kathmandu, Aug 25: A rail museum is set to be built at Khajuri of Janaknandani Rural Municipality in Dhanusha in commemoration of the first arrival of a rail in the country. The project is being undertaken by the Ministry of Physical Infrastructures and Transport. Minister for Physical Infrastructures and Transport, Prakash Jwala, said Khajuri still has 10 rail engines discarded by the British rulers and the museum is to be constructed there. The museum will spread in an area of 10 kattha (one kattha equals to 3645 sq.ft) of land.
The facility will accommodate the rail engines. The Ministry will be sending a technical team to Khajuri to deal with technical issues requiring for building the structure. The Minister had visited Khajuri some weeks back and had met with officials of Department of Railways and the Nepal Railway Company Ltd to discuss the potentiality for undertaking the museum project at Khajuri, according to company general manager Niranjan Jha.
The then British India Company in 1994 BS had launched the cargo rail service from Bijulapura to Jayanagar of India and the service was meant for establishing a garage and export Nepal’s timber to India. While getting back, they left 10 engines behind. Such engines are named Gorakhnath, Pashupati, Mahabir, Chandra, Guheshwori and so on.