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Heavy equipment reach Tiptala border point from Nepali side



Tiptala transit at Olangchung Gola in Taplejung district (file photo)

Taplejung, May 18: Nepal has finally taken heavy equipment to Tiptala border point for the first time. Tiptala is the shortest checkpoint linking Nepal to China and India from its eastern most mountainous border.

Chheten Sherpa, ward chair of Phaktanglung rural municipality-7, informed that an excavator and a tractor reached the border crossing on Friday.

The checkpoint is located at the height of 5,100 meter. It borders Tibet, China.

Opening of track from the Rani Customs Office of Biratnagar to Tiptala had already been completed. The Elite JV Construction Service had completed track opening up to Olangchunggola some days back.

Although the track to Tiptala has completed, the border point has not been opened since COVID-19 crisis.