India-Nepal cross border pipeline work completed, ready for operation


India-Nepal cross border pipeline work completed, ready for operation

The work on laying south Asia’s first cross border petroleum pipeline linking Motihari in India and Amlekhgunj in Nepal has been fully completed. The pipeline covers a distance of 70.2 kilometres.

Quoting Petroleum Pipeline Extension Project Simara’s engineer Sharad Poudel, state news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) has reported that the pipeline’s technical examination is underway.

“The works related to hydro-test, radiography of pipes joined by welding, taking X-ray at the points where the pipes have been joined and removing the rust in the pipe through scan-plast have started with the completion of the pipeline laying works,” Poudel said.

The work of laying the petroleum pipeline that covers a distance of 32.65 kilometres from Motihri to Raxaul on the Indian side was completed a month ago.Read More

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