63 oil tankers, gas bullets enter NepalA total of 63 petroleum tankers and gas bullets and 214 goods carrier trucks entered Nepal through Jogbani, Rupaidiha and Panitanki border points on Friday as India continued to tighten the clearance of fuel tankers while adopting some flexibility on trucks carrying other goods.
A total of 63 petroleum tankers and gas bullets and 214 goods carrier trucks entered Nepal through Jobani, Rupaidiha and Panitanki border points on Friday as India continued to tighten the clearance of fuel tankers while adopting some flexibility on trucks carrying other goods.
Of the 36 petroleum tankers and 134 goods carrier trucks that entered through the Biratnagar-Jogbani customs point on Friday, 23 were diesel tankers, four petrol tankers and nine cooking gas bullets, according to Birtanagar Customs chief Krishna Bahadur Basnet. The trucks were laden with industrial raw materials and commercial goods imported from countries other than India.
Meanwhile, 23 tankers reaching the Barauni depot of Indian Oil Corporation were refilled on Friday, according to the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).
At the Nepalgunj-Rupaidiha border point, the Indian customs authority continued to tighten the clearance of petroleum products, while easing the movement of goods like rice and wheat. Tanker diesel tankers, a LPG bullet and 21 trucks entered Nepal through Rupaidiha on Friday.
After the cadres of Madhes-based parties started obstructing the entry of cargo trucks, the border point remained closed for the day.
At the Panitanki-Kakarvitta border point, India has somewhat relaxed the clearance of Nepal-bound goods. On Friday, 21 petroleum tankers, including two LPG bullets, entered Nepal, besides 75 trucks carrying other goods, according to the Mechi Customs Office.
“The blockade has been somewhat eased,” said Bhim Prasad Adhikari, chief at Mechi Customs. He said all trucks and containers that had queued on the Indian side entered Nepal.
According an Indian customs staffer Palden Bhutiya, no good-loaded trucks have stranded at Panitanki. “Indian security personnel have not been stringent in clearing goods from Friday,” claimed Bhutiya. “The
situation is heading towards normalcy.”
After India eased supply five days ago, around 780 trucks have so far entered Nepal through the Panitanki-Kakarvitta border point. During the period, 67 petroleum tankers and six cooking gas bullets crossed the border.