Belhiya Indo-Nepal border point sees uninterrupted supplies

Belhiya Indo-Nepal border point sees uninterrupted supplies

Although obstructions continue to affect other Indo-Nepal border points, the Belhiya check point in Rupandehi has emerged an exception.

It is receiving around 200 vehicles on an average in a day.

The easy and smooth entry of the vehicles through the point is attributed to India’s lack of cooperation to the border blockade programme executed by agitating Madesh-centric political parties in various check points across the country.

A total of 50 tankers laden with petrol and diesel and more than 20 liquefied petroleum gas bullets entered Nepal on Thursday and Friday, according to Abhaya Bikram Shah, Police Inspector at the Area Police Office, Belhiya.

Thursday saw hundreds of vehicles entering the country, including 33 diesel-filled tankers and four of petrol.

Similarly, as many as 200 vehicles ferrying other essential goods entered Nepal on Friday, shared Police Inspector Shah.

Since the goods-laden vehicles coming from India to Nepal were not interrupted by the Indian side here unlike at other check points, more and more such vehicles are making entry to country, it is said.

The local administration has issued a directive to the concerned authorities to send all the received fuel to Kathmandu, keeping only 25 per cent in the district, which, however, has been criticised by the Petroleum Dealers Association, Western Regional Committee.

According to Hari Ram Kasaudhan, General Secretary of the Association, the local administration should consider minimum 50 per cent of the received petroleum products to be secured for the district.

Source: THT