10 petrol tankers, 70 containers enter NepalGoods carrying trucks and containers have started to enter the Nepali border following the Indian decision to lift the unofficial blockade against Nepal.
Goods carrying trucks and containers have started to enter the Nepali border following the Indian decision to lift the unofficial blockade against Nepal.
Over 70 freight trucks and 10 petrol tankers entered Nepal by this morning. Mechi Customs Office informed that over 70 containers loaded with gas, electrical appliances and other essential goods have entered after they were cleared by the customs office. More containers are awaiting clearance, said Customs chief Bhim Adhikari.
Adhikari also informed that 20 petrol tankers are waiting for fuel at Siliguri depot of Indian Oil Corporation. An official of Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) in Panitanki, India, said that all the trucks stranded on the Indian side due to the blockade will enter Nepal within two days. Entrepreneurs informed that the SSB are clearing the vehicles within 30 minutes and sending them to Nepal. Earlier, a single freight truck had to wait for two to three hours for clearance.
Likewise, 10 petrol tankers were also released by the Indian side via the Nepalgunj-Rupaidiya entry point on Saturday night. More trucks also entered this morning. There are 150 trucks and containers waiting for clearance at this entry point.