Nepal inaugurated a road that connects Indian border with several areas of the Himalayan nation on Tuesday, February 2. This was done with grant assistance from India. According to the reports by ANI, the Indian government provided financial assistance of NRs 44.48 million for the road.
In a press release, the Indian Consulate in Birgunj said that Consul General Nitesh Kumar and Division Chief of Department of Roads, Road Division, Chandranigahpur – Binod Kumar Mauwar jointly inaugurated the road. The road is established with the aim of easing the movement of daily commuters across the border.
The release said, “The Government of India’s grant under ‘Nepal-Bharat Development Cooperation’ was utilized for construction of the blacktopped road. It has two packages viz. Package-I of 4.46 kims from Indian Border-Laxmipur-Balara-Mirzapur and Package-II of 1.62 Kms from Mirzapur to Gadahiya Road/Hulaki Road. The project was taken up as a High Impact Community Development Project under an agreement between the Government of India and Government of Nepal”.
It further added, “Now the project is under the jurisdiction of Chandranigahapur Road Division. The newly built blacktopped road connecting the Indo-Nepal Border is expected to ease the movement of daily commuters across the border. The project is a reflection of India’s development partnership with Nepal and complements the efforts of the Government of Nepal in strengthening infrastructure”.

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