Nepal and India Sign MoU on Construction of a Motorable Bridge over Mahakali River


Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 1 February 2022) – India and Nepal today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of a motorable Bridge over the Mahakali River connecting Dharchula (India) with Darchula (Nepal), under Indian grant assistance. 

The MoU was signed by Ambassador of India, Shri Vinay Mohan Kwatra and Secretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Government of Nepal, Shri Rabindra Nath Shrestha, in presence of Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Govternment of Nepal, Ms. Renu Kumari Yadav. 

The project will enhance cross-border connectivity between the Sudurpaschim province of Nepal and the Uttarakhand state of India across the Mahakali river where close people-to-people links exist between communities on both sides of the border. This is in line with the priority shared by both the governments to expand cross-border connectivity for streamlining commercial, cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The construction of the bridge is planned to commence soon.