Modi inaugurates historic Indo-Nepal petro pipeline

Source: ANI | Published on 10th September 2019, 9:25 PM | National News |

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal's Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the Motihari-Amlekhganj (Nepal) petroleum pipeline through video conferencing on Tuesday. It is the first ever cross border petroleum pipeline in south Asia.

This will ensure environment-friendly supply of petroleum products to Nepal. The total length of the pipeline is 69 kms.

It was built in just little over a year at the cost of Rs 350 crore, the cost entirely borne by the Indian oil Corporation, an Indian Public Sector Undertakings (PSU).

Modi called this project "a symbol of our bilateral relations".

He reiterated that it will help enhance security of the region and "substantially cut down on transit costs".

Speaking through the video conference, Modi remembered the earthquake that devastated Nepal in 2015. But he expressed happiness on how Nepal has moved on ever since.

Modi reaffirmed India's commitment to help Nepal in developmental works according to its own priorities.

Read These Next

Muslims are bigger patriots: Azam Khan

 Samajwadi Party (SP) and Lok Sabha MP Azam Khan has said that Muslims had the choice to go to Pakistan following partition in 1947, but opted not to do so, and are therefore bigger "patriots" than those who did not ...

LS passes bill to extend SC-ST quota in legislatures

New Delhi, Dec 10 (PTI) Lok Sabha on Tuesday unanimously passed a Constitution amendment bill to extend reservation to SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years even though the opposition slammed ...

DRI seizes 42 kgs of smuggled gold, arrests ten persons

Kolkata, Dec 10 (PTI) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Tuesday said it has seized 42 kilograms of smuggled gold and more than 500 grams of jewellery, cumulatively valued at Rs 16.5 crore, and arrested 10 ...