India closes suspension bridge connecting NepalDarchula locals on Sunday padlocked the door of the suspension bridge that connects Nepal and India after the Indian side unilaterally started constructing an embankment along the Mahakali river.
India has closed a suspension bridge connecting Nepal since early Monday morning. Nepali authorities, however, said they are unknown of the closure.
Dirgha Raj Upadhyaya, chief district officer of Darchula, said the Nepali side opened the door of the bridge at the usual time this morning, adding that they are unknown of the closure by the Indian authorities.
“There might some reason for restricting the travel. We have no information about that,” said Upadhyaya. “Locals of Bangabagar had closed the bridge for two hours yesterday after the Indian side unilaterally started construction of an embankment along the Mahakali river.”
On Sunday, the locals closed the door of a suspension bridge that connects Nepal and India in protest of the construction stating that the embankment would change the course of the river.
Upadhyaya said the issue was resolved yesterday by coordinating with the Darchula locals and the Indian authorities.