Indian Aid for Construction of Highway to Nepal. Postal highway project also called as Hulaki Rajmarg is being constructed in Sothern Plains of Nepal, basically runs across Terai region of Nepal that comes from Bhadrapur in the east to Dodhara in the west side, which cuts across the entire width of the country.
On behalf of the Government of India, the Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, presented an additional cheque worth Rs 470 million to Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Secretary Madhusudan Adhikari at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu for the Phase I of Postal Highway project.Indian Aid for Construction of Highway to Nepal
The amount was released to maintain fund liquidity for the ongoing construction of 14 road packages under the Postal Highway Project, stated a press release issued by the Embassy of India.
This is considered as one of the oldest highways of Nepal that was constructed by Padma Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana and Juddha Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana that helped in aiding transportation and also facilitate postal services that covered the entire Himalayan nation. India has been providing financial assistance to Nepal since 1950. The finance given to Nepal is in context to infrastructure development as a part of the multi-sectoral India-Nepal Economic Co-operation program.
With this payment, a total of INR 2.35 billion stands released to the Government of Nepal out of the total grant assistance of INR 8.00 billion committed by the Government of India for implementing 14 packages under packages 2-6 of phase I of the Postal Highway Project as the package 1 of the Project comprises of two road sections called Lamki-Tikapur-Khakraula and Dhangadhi-Bhajaniya-Satti road that has already been completed with the help of India’s grant assistance that is worth Rs 1.02 billion. Both these roads were opened for service in 2017 January. Read more