5 fuel tankers enter Nepal from Sunauli

  • Nepal-India border sealed for 24 hours
- Madhav Dhungana, BHAIRAHAWA

Oct 3, 2015-

Despite the assurance to resume the transportation of fuel by the Indian side, only five vehicles carrying fuel were allowed to enter Nepal through Sunauli border point on Friday.

Two gas bullets and three tankers carrying petrol, diesel and kerosene got clearance, though  the Indian authorities had assured to admit 15 fuel tankers and five LPG bullets.

During the informal meeting between security officials of Rupandehi and Maharajganj district of India on Thursday, the Indian side had assured to resume the regular transportation of cargo trucks. District Magistrate Sunil Shrivastav had pledged to take the initiative for the transportation of fuel-loaded cargos stranded on the Indian side. “The Indian side let the cargos enter Nepal as was agreed,” said Lawanya Kumar Dhakal, chief at Bhairahawa Customs Office.

As of 6 pm on Friday, 120 cargo trucks entered Nepal. Usually, around 400 cargo trucks enter Nepal via Sunauli border point.

Similarly, four LPG bullets and eight diesel tankers entered Nepal through Rupaidiha border point on Friday.  

Nepal-India border sealed for 24 hours

KAKADVITTA: Nepal-India border has been sealed for 24 hours from Friday evening due to the gram panchayat and municipal elections in West Bengal. According to Mechi Customs Office, only seven containers carrying clinkers, vegetables and fruits entered Nepal through Kakadvitta border points on Friday.

Published: 03-10-2015 08:55

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