Al­ter­na­tive check­point for Nepal trade

Maritime Gateway - - South Asia News -

Nepal and In­dia have agreed to use the B him na ga rb han tab ari small cus­toms check­point as an al­ter­na­tive to the Bi­rat­na­gar-jog­bani cus­toms to keep trade move­ment smooth. Re­cent floods have dam­aged rail­way tracks and bridges on the In­dian side halt­ing the trade ac­tiv­i­ties. Traders have started rerout­ing the stranded cargo con­tain­ers from Bhim­na­gar to Bhantabari and more than 1,000 trucks have ar­rived through the point. Rerout­ing has in­creased trans­port costs as trucks have to cover an ad­di­tional 100km dis­tance.

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