Modi, Deuba launch RuPay payment system, rail service in Nepal
Modi, Deuba launch RuPay payment system, rail service in Nepal

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba signed several Memorandums of Understanding  (MoU)and jointly launched cross-border passenger rail services and the RuPay payment system in Nepal on Saturday.

After a delegates-level meeting between the two leaders, train services between Jainagar, India, and Kurtha, Nepal, were started on Saturday. The passenger train services were created with the help of India's grant. They also dedicated the Solu Corridor 132 KV power transmission line and substation in Nepal, which was developed with funds from the Indian government's Line of Credit. Nepal has also joined the International Solar Alliance.

On Saturday, both leaders met at Hyderabad House in Delhi for a delegation-level meeting. "Wide-ranging conversations on our multi-faceted collaboration are on the agenda," said Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for India's Ministry of External Affairs. Deuba paid respect to Mahatma Gandhi and lay a wreath at Raj Ghat before arriving at Hyderabad House.

S. Jaishankar, India's External Affairs Minister, met Deuba in Delhi on Friday. "I am convinced that this visit will improve our close neighbourly connections even further," he stated. Deuba had already paid a visit to the BJP's headquarters and met with party chief J.P. Nadda.

The delegation that met Nadda included Deuba, his wife, and four Nepalese cabinet ministers. The meeting lasted approximately 30 minutes. At the BJP office, Nadda met with Nepal Prime Minister Deuba.

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