Joint team starts border pillar study in FarwestA joint field survey team from Nepal and India has started studying the conditions of border pillars in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts.
A joint field survey team from Nepal and India has started studying the conditions of border pillars in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts.
The team is starting from the border pillar number-700 of Kailali district till the border pillar number-811 in Kanchanpur district.
“The works of repairing, reinstating and reconstructing the border pillars had started will be completed within two years,” said Sudar Singh Dhami, survey officer of the Department of Survey, adding that the undertaking will be conducted in three phases.
In Kailali, there are 53 main border pillars and 282 subsidiary and minor pillars. In Kanchanpur, there are 64 main, 222 subsidiary and 104 minor pillars.
A total of 12 technicians from the two countries have been mobilised to survey the border. The Indian team members is led by R Singh Bhatta, chief of Survey of Dehradun.
There are disputes over almost all border pillars in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts. ‘
On March 9, a 32-year-old man from Ananda Bazaar of Punarbas Municipality-8 in Kanchanpur had died when India’s Seema Sashastra Bal opened fire at locals on Nepal-India border over a dispute concerning a culvert construction near the border.
The Indian bordering area where the incident took place is in Uttar Pradesh which shares a 600km long open border with Nepal.
The border survey team has been authorised to study the border pillars of Kailali, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, Baitadi and Darchula districts. The officials from both countries had organised a meeting on border dispute settlements at Paliya bazaar in Lakhimpur, India, on Wednesday.
In the meeting, the officials agreed to work together to solve all border-related disputes.