PM Modi inaugurated South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

Question: PM has inaugurated South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline. The pipeline will connect India with which nation?
(a) Nepal
(b) Malaysia
(c) Bhutan
(d) Bangladesh
Answer:(a)
Related facts:

  • On 10 September 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepal counterpart KP Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated South Asia’s first cross-border pipeline to enhance the energy security of Nepal.
  • The 69-kilometre pipeline extends from Motihari in India to Amlekhgunj in Nepal.
  • The India-Nepal cross-border petroleum pipeline is South Asia’s first cross-border pipeline.
  • The pipeline with capacity of two million metric ton petroleum products per annum will ensure a reduction in fuel prices by substantially cutting down on transit costs.

Links:
https://www.news18.com/news/india/pm-modi-nepals-oli-inaugurate-south-asias-first-ever-cross-border-petroleum-pipeline-2303049.html
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/india-nepal-petroleum-products-pipeline-project-inaugurated/article29382582.ece

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