DHANGADHI: The Indian border security force, Seema Suraksha Bal, and staff of customs offices have beefed up security checks at the Trinagar customs point of Kailali and the Gadda Chauki customs point in Kanchanpur, two major entry points from India to Far-Western Nepal. As a result, fuel tankers that left Allahabad and Sahajahapur of India for Nepal have been forced to stay in queue for hours at the border entry points. Dilip Mahato, a fuel tanker driver, said that he has been staying in the queue at Gauriphanta since this morning. Among 19 fuel tankers which were stranded at Gauripanta, only 12 have entered Nepal so far. According to Shiva Raj Bhandari, Information Officer at the Nepal Oil Corporation Regional Office, Dhangadhi, the fuel tankers have been facing difficulties to enter Nepal due to tightenedsecurity check. He informed that 22 fuel tankers had entered Nepal on Thursday. "The Sahajahapur depot manager had urged us not to send tankers until another notice," he informed. Man Prasad BK, Customs Officer at the Kailali Customs Office, Dhangadhi, said that the Indian customs officers have been giving 'useless tensions' to Nepali people in the name of security check.
Fuel tankers stopped at Far-Western border points
Published: 06:00 pm Sep 25, 2015