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West Bengal govt closes Kakarbhitta border unilaterally

West Bengal govt closes Kakarbhitta border unilaterally


File: Mechi border level at Kakarbhitta, Jhapa

Kathmandu, April 16

The West Bengal state authorities in India has unilaterally closed the Nepal-India border level at Kakarbhitta, a serious jap border level of Nepal, in its bid to stop the coronavirus outbreak within the state.

The state authorities made the choice not solely with out consulting the Nepali counterpart, nevertheless it additionally goes in opposition to the Indian central authorities’s directive.

Mechi Customs Office chief Dhruva Raj Bishwakarma says, “Officials throughout the border have knowledgeable me that the Bengal authorities despatched a letter to the customs workplace, informing the border has been closed indefinitely.” Accordingly, Indian customs officers are making ready to reroute the consignments by way of different border factors, in accordance with him.

The border closure will deprive Nepal of receiving the provides from Bangladesh and Bhutan additionally.

Meanwhile, the Department of Customs in Kathmandu says it has taken word of the latest improvement, stating efforts have already begun to resolve the issue.

A letter has been despatched to the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu by way of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Supplies demanding that resolution to the issue.


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