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NC leader Nidhi, Indian Minister for Road Transport, Gadkari meet



Kathmandu, 4 Aug : Nepali Congress former vice-president Bimalendra Nidhi and Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari, discussed on the issue of Nepal’s physical infrastructure development.

During the meeting held at the residence of Minister Gadkari on Wednesday, NC leader Nidhi urged India to construct Ayodhya-Bhitthamod four-lane road up to Nepal’s Jatahi boarder via Girijasthan of Madhubani district of India.

Nidhi’s press advisor Ramji Dahal told RSS that after the request of leader Nidhi, Minister Gadkari immediately telephoned to officers of the ministry and Department of Road and directed to put the construction of additional road up to Jatahi check point in the Ministry’s programme.

It may be recalled here that the Jatahi-Janakpur-Dhalkebar six-lane road project was completed when Nidhi was the Minister for Physical Infrastructure.

During the meeting, Nidhi urged the Indian minister to consider about developing an alternative international trade route from Kolkata Port to Nepal’s Jatahi border via Darbhanga.

Leader Nidhi and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister in India’s Ministry of Jal Shakti, also held a meeting at Gadkari’s residence.

During the meeting, they touched on the issues relating the enhancement of roadways in both the countries, water resources and hydropower development and the control of floods.

Nepal’s Ambassador to India, Dr Shankar Sharma, was also present on the occasion. He presented issues pertaining Line of Credit and India’s technical assistance in Nepal’s infrastructure development.

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