Addressing a progarmme in Kathmandu today Ambassador Puri said petroleum pipeline has been successfully completed and there is a need to lay a gas pipeline.
He said Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline will help in tackling the oil storage problem in Nepal and doing away with transportation of petroleum products through tankers.
The 69 kilometer long petroleum pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amelkhgunj in Nepal has been constructed by India. It will ensure smooth, cost effective and environment friendly supply of petroleum products to Nepal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli had launched the ground-breaking ceremony of the pipeline in April last year during Mr. Oli’s visit to India.
Meanwhile, testing of the pipeline has been completed. As part of trial diesel was released from Motihari on Wednesday which is likely to reach at Amlekhgunj on Friday.