Nepal-India Cross-Border Oil Pipeline Project Expedited


Nepal-India Cross-Border Oil Pipeline Project Expedited

The Nepal-India cross-border oil pipeline project — Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline project, previously called Raxaul-Amlekhgunj oil project — has been expedited with the active participation of Indian Oil Corporation.

On the Nepali side, the pipes will be laid along the 36.2 kilometre route from Raxaul, the Indian border to Amlekhgunj via Birgunj Customs, Birgunj Bypass, Gandak, Parwanipur, Jitpur, Simara and Pathlaiya; on the Indian side, the pipes will be laid along the 32.7 km route from Motihari in eastern Champaran to Raxaul.

NOC, Simara-Bara project’s Mechanical Engineer Sharad Paudel said, the pipes with 10.75 inch diametre and 8 mm thickness will be laid 25 metres away from the road and five feet below the ground. The pipes will run along the east side of the road from Raxaul to Gandak, while they will run along the west side for the remaining distance. Read More…

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