Question: PM has inaugurated South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline. The pipeline will connect India with which nation?
- 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.