59 border pillars reconstructed

TULSIPUR: As many as 59 border pillars have been reconstructed along the Nepal-India border in Dang.

A joint team from Nepal and India had initiated the rebuilding of border pillars three years back. The reconstruction bid was initiated when the border pillars, made up of bricks and cement, started falling apart.

Chief District Officer of Dang, Gajendra Bahadur Shrestha, shared the information that the damaged border pillars were rebuilt on consensus between Nepal and India.

"With this, only five border pillars remain to be reconstructed in the area," he said, adding that Nepal reconstructed 14 main and 21 auxiliary border pillars.

"Nepal needs to erect four more main and one auxiliary border pillars," said Superintendent of Police at Seema Surakshya Bal of the Armed Police Force, Tulsi Ram Dahal.

There are 37 main and 77 auxiliary border pillars along the 83-kilometre Nepal-India border area in Dang alone.