Shrubs spring up around a rusted train engine in southeast Nepal, with carriages propped up on bricks and tall grass growing over abandoned wheels, offering mute testimony to years of neglect suffered by an abandoned railway line.
Nepal and India had agreed to build the Butwal-Gorakhpur line as a backup for the Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar line to ensure uninterrupted power supply, but the southern neighbour has begun to question its commercial viability.
Nepal has signed a major deal with a Chinese company to develop a 1,200 MW hydroelectric project, the biggest hydro project in the landlocked country that could resolve its perennial power crisis.
Nepal has requested India to consider lowering the price of electricity supplied through the cross-border transmission lines of Bihar state.
Nepal today said it will import electricity worth NRS 15 billion from India during current fiscal year to end power cuts in the country
IOC pact for supplies until March 2022: To keep China in check, India seals cooking gas supply deal with Nepal
Following threats by Nepal to source its cooking gas from China thereby undermining India’s exclusivity since 1974, New Delhi has rushed in to placate its neighbor by promising to meet its entire domestic demand for petrol products and adding a few more sweeteners such as product pipelines and storage.
Deepening ties with its friendly neighbour, India on Monday renewed its commitment to supply petroleum products to Nepal for another five years.
Nepal has requested India to provide additional power through two newly-built transmission lines. The construction of the 132KV Kushaha-Kataiya and 132KV Raxual-Parwanipur cross-border transmission lines was completed recently, Kathmandu Post reported.
India is pushing for better land connectivity with neighblouring Nepal and Bangladesh for effective sub-regional cooperation despite the obstacles created by the absence of SAARC Motor Vehicles and Railways Agreements.
The Indian cabinet on Wednesday approved an investment proposal to build the Arun 3 Hydropower Project in Nepal.