India refutes alleged highway on Indo-Nepal border

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Kathmandu, Nov 30: The Indian embassy today refuted media reports about a highway allegedly being constructed by India close to and all along the India-Nepal border, saying the reports had no basis in fact.

In a press statement issued here the embassy said, ''There is no such project that is being implemented or even the drawing board, on the Indian side.'' ''When a project of such is considered for implementation, it will certainly be discussed with the government of Nepal, wherever necessary, '' it added.

''The embassy would like to remind all concerned that as part of its assistance for Nepal's economic development, with enthusiastic initiative and full agreement of the Nepal government, India is going to construct more than 1500 km of roads in Nepal with an outlay exceeding 1200 crores, for which detailed project report is in advanced stage,''the statement said.


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