Border pillars to have GPS devices

  • To be helpful in restoring Nepal-India boundary markers in cases of loss
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 27, 2016-

As many as 8,553 pillars on the Nepal-India border will have the internationally accepted Global Navigation Satellite System.

The third meeting of the Nepal-India Boundary Working Group that concluded here on Saturday decided to install the GPS system for the first time in boundary-marking. In case of damage or loss, GPS helps determine the positioning of the pillars. The meeting approved the Nepal-India Boundary Global Navigation Satellite System, according to a statement issued by the Nepali side after the meeting.

Nepal and India have erected a total of 8,553 pillars along the border, of which 1,325 are missing and 1,956 damaged. The BWG is responsible for construction, restoration and repair of the pillars, including clearing of no-man’s land.

The meeting at the surveyor general level reviewed reports submitted by the Survey Official Committee meetings and Joint Field Survey Teams, and appreciated the progress made in the boundary works, it was stated.

Nepal and India had agreed in 2014 to resolve boundary disputes within three years except for Susta and Kalapani, the most disputed border areas between the two countries. The meeting also finalised the target and schedule for the next field season.

Published: 27-06-2016 09:19

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