Motihari-Amlkehgunj Petroleum Pipeline project is certain to start operation from coming mid- April onwards. The project remains as the first cross-border project in the entire South-Asia. Under this project, petroleum products will be imported to Nepal from India via the 70 kilometers pipeline.
Of the total length of the pipeline, as much as 32.25 kilometers is in the Indian Territory (from Raxaul to Motihari) and the other 37.25 kilometers from the India-bordering market Raxaul to Amlekhgunj of Bara in Nepal.
According to the project office, Simara, work related to the installation of pipeline is in full-swing. Towards Nepal side, work on a total 10-kilometer area (one kilometer from Gandak to Parwanipur and nine kilometers in Parsa National Park area) remains to be done.
As told by Office Chief Sharad Prasad Poudel, installation work on around four kilometers of area is awaited.
The project costs over 2 billion Indian rupees of the Indian Oil Corporation and remains in the priority of both Nepal and India governments. Read More