Indian route being used to supply essentials

Biratnagar, August 27:

With a section of the East-West Highway under water due to flooding in the Saptakoshi River, entrepreneurs have begun supplying food grains and other essentials to the western region via India.

President of the Morang Business Organisation (MBO) Mahesh Jaju said 550 industries along the Sunsari-Morang Corridor have begun sending their products after India allowed them to use its routes.

Industrialists had been unable to transport their products for a week after the flooded Saptakoshi caused damaged to the highway in Sunsari district. We have been

sending products to the western region to prevent possible losses, MBO president Jaju said.

After reaching an agreement with Indian authorities, Transport Association Morang (TAM) sent 22 truckloads of foodstuff, including pulse, rice, juice, noodles, edible oil and clothes, via the Indian route to Nepalgunj, Birgunj, Butwal and Narayangarh today.

According to TAM president Shushil Joshi, products are being brought to Raxaul from Jogbani, Barauni and Mujaphpharpur.

From Raxaul, these products are transported to the western region.

Meanwhile, representatives of the MBO are carrying out a study in Sunsari’s Chatara and Koshi area to suggest the government to build an alternative route. “We will inform the government about the findings of the study within two days,” MBO president Jaju said.