KATHMANDU: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is arriving on a three-day state visit to Nepal at the invitation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on Wednesday afternoon.
President Bhandari will receive her Indian counterpart at the VVIP lounge at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
All necessary security preparations have been made for the state visit.
The government has announced public holiday today in honour of the visiting Indian President.
This will be the first visit of an Indian President to Nepal in 18 years.
KR Narayanan was the last Indian president to visit Nepal in May 1998.
Indian President Mukherjee is scheduled to meet President Bhandari today at Shital Niwas.
President Bhandari will also host a state banquet this evening in honour of Indian President Mukherjee.
The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has requested travellers to use alternative routes during the three-day Nepal visit by Indian President Mukherjee, considering some constraint in the movement of vehicles on those days.