In April 2015, China had proposed to extend its railway line to Nepal via Tibet and Mount Everest. Though at that time experts had raised alarm over China’s plans as the railway line was for Beijing to find a short route to Kathmandu to access the vast market.
According to a local Chinese media, Beijing is planning a cross-border railroad link which at present is being discussed for extension to Rasuwagadhi area in Nepal.
China is planning to reach the Nepal border by 2020 and then possibly connect with India at to Birgunj, just beyond the border at Bihar, via Rasuwagadhi, which is just 240 km away.
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The project is also said to be really beneficial for connecting South Asian countries, but due to sensitivity of these areas, many major projects have been aborted, some even before a brick has been laid.