1,500 vehicles stranded at Jogbani border

MORANG: As many as 1,500 vehicles, laden with goods, have been stranded on the Indian side of border due to delay in customs clearance from the Indian Customs Office.

According to Chairman of Biratnagar Customs Agents’ Association, Bijendra Parasar, no vehicle has entered Nepal from last Wednesday. Parasar said that Indian customs officials have refused to work on different pretexts.

Chief of Biratnagar Customs Office, Krishna Basnet, however, said that the Indian side has said that no border obstruction was made to the vehicles from them.

Generally, 150 trucks enter Nepal from India by taking industrial raw materials, foodstuffs, oil and other materials from the Jogbani entry point.