Transport in Nepal

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Railways[edit]

Main article: Railways in Nepal


total: 59 km; between Janakpur and Jainagar, close to Indian border
narrow gauge: 59 km of 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge

Railway links with adjacent countries[edit]

  • China China - proposed - 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge
  • India India - yes - 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) gauge preferred, 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge obsolete

There is only a railway in the southern part of Nepal, bordering India. The capital, Kathmandu, has no railway connections at all.

2008[edit]

Proposals to build a railway from Lhasa in Tibet, China to Nepal.

Highways[edit]

Highways;

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

Ports and harbours[edit]

There are three dry ports: Birgunj, Biratnagar and at Bhairahawa.

Airports[edit]

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

Airports - with paved runways[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2003 edition".