Indian Minister assures smooth supply of gasoline to Nepal

KATHMANDU, March 4 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)– Nepal’s Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay called on Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday evening at the latter’s office in New Delhi.

During the meeting, the two leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations and cooperation between Nepal and India. They also discussed the daily requirement and supply of fuels to Nepal.

According to a press release issued by Nepal Embassy in New Delhi, the Ambassador requested the Minister to make some special arrangement for ‘push supply’ of the petroleum products to meet the daily requirement of the general public.

“The Minister directed high-ranking officials at his Ministry to make necessary coordination for the ‘push supply’ as per the requirement of Nepal,” read the press release.

The high officials at the Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India and the diplomats of the Nepal Embassy, New Delhi were also present during the meeting.

The Southern neighbor has not resumed smooth supply of petroleum and gas even after Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli’s state visit to India from Feb 19 to 23. India had imposed a five-month blockade against Nepal after the promulgation of new Constitution on Sept 20 last year expressing displeasure over some provisions of Constitution. The petroleum supply has yet to return to normalcy even after India lifted the trade embargo on Nepal.


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