India-Nepal connectivity set for a boost, work begins on India-funded motorable bridge across Mahakali river
In February this year, India and Nepal had agreed to work together to build this motorable bridge
Connectivity between India and Nepal is set to get a boost with work commencing on the construction of an India-funded motorable bridge across the Mahakali River between Dharchula (India) and Darchula (Nepal) earlier this week.
The bridge symbolizes India's commitment to boost physical connectivity between two countries, the Indian Embassy said after the ground breaking ceremony on Monday.
The official Twitter account of the Indian Embassy in Nepal tweeted, "Embassy of India, Kathmandu, welcomes ground breaking of India funded new motorable bridge in Darchula. The bridge connecting India & Nep symbolizes India's commitment to boost physical connectivity between two countries for mutual benefit. #IndiaNepalFriendship @MEAIndia @ukcmo"
"The new 110 m motorable bridge will connect Dharchula in Uttarakhand, India, to Darchula in Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal," the Indian Embassy added.
In the jointly held ceremony at Nepal's Darchula, the project's foundation was officially laid by the Indian Deputy Chief of Mission Prasanna Shrivastava and the Nepali Minister for Industry, Commerce, and Supplies, Dilendra Prasad Badu.
This bridge will be wholly funded by the government of India. The initiative will improve people-to-people connections between communities on both sides of the border between the Sudurpaschim region of Nepal and the Uttarakhand state of India across the Mahakali River.
This is compatible with the two governments' shared aim of increasing cross-border connections to facilitate business, cultural, and interpersonal contacts.
In February, India and Nepal agreed to work together to build this motorable bridge over the Mahakali River.
According to a press release from the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, the MoU in this regard was signed in the presence of Nepalese Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Renu Kumari Yadav by Indian Ambassador Vinay Kwatra (now India's Foreign Secretary) and Secretary of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport of Nepal, Rabindra Nath Shrestha.