39 tankers enter via eastern Nepal

Biratnagar, October 9

At least 39 tankers carrying petroleum products entered the country through Jogbani of Biratnagar and Kakarvitta of Jhapa today evening. Of them, 34 tankers entered through Jogbani and five though Kakarvitta entry points.

According to Rani Customs Office in Biratnagar, 23 tankers of diesel, four of petrol and nine bullets carrying LPG entered the country on Friday evening. Only a single bullet of LPG had entered the border on Thursday evening.

Similarly, four trucks laden with raw materials, potato and other foodstuff crossed the border via Jogbani, according to Krishna Basnet, chief at Biratnagar Customs Office. A tanker of petrol, two each of diesel and LPG arrived in the country on Friday evening, as per Mechi Customs Office.

Lay Prasad Bhandari, chairperson of Mechi Petroleum Dealer Association, said 15 tankers carrying diesel, four carrying petrol and two carrying aircraft fuel were still in the Indian territory. Bhim Adhikari, chief at Mechi Customs Office, said at least 60 trucks and containers carrying other goods entered the country’s through Kakarvitta border on Friday. However, not even a single tanker carrying petroleum products entered Nepal border via Raxaul and Bhairahawa-Sunauli entry points on Friday.