The construction of infrastructures for Siliguri-Charaali petroleum pipeline will begin soon. The construction is underway for the infrastructures to store 40,000 kilolitres of petrol in Charali of Jhapa in eastern Nepal.
According to local depot chief Manish Neupane, Nepal Oil Corporation in had purchased the land for the purpose four years ago and infrastructure construction was underway now. The depot will have the capacity of storing 12,050 kiloliters of petrol, 28,050 kiloliters of diesel, 450 kiloliters of kerosene, and 250 kiloliters of aviation fuel.
The budget for the three-year project is Rs 10 billion. This is the second inter-country pipeline project in the country. The respective country will bear the construction cost of the project in their territories.
The pipeline project will begin from Siliguri, India and will enter Nepal via Indo-Nepal border at Mechi Bridge. Of the total 50 km of pipeline, 35 km will be on the Indian side while 15 km in Nepal.