Nepal requests India to remove illegal structures from Lalita Ghat

KATHMANDU: Nepal has raised with India the matter about illegally constructed structures within the Lalita Ghat premises in Varanasi and requested for intervention to remove such constructions.

It may be noted that Lalita Ghat premises is a Nepali property in Varanasi that include historical monuments built some 200 years before in Nepali style.

The matter was raised by Nepali Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay in a meeting with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow earlier today, according to a statement issued by the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi.

On the occasion Chief Minister Yogi assured to help in resolving the matter.

Matters relating to various aspects of Nepal-India relations including culture, tourism, border infrastructure and connectivity, border administration, inundation and water management, among others were discussed during the meeting.

They also discussed establishing direct air connection between Kathmandu/Pokhara and Varanasi/Lucknow/Gorakhpur in addition to better connectivity of  major cultural sites on both sides in a bid to promote  to promote tourism.