Tatopani Checkpoint sees human mobility after 8 years

SINDHUPALCHOWK: Human mobility through the Tatopani border checkpoint in Sindhupalchowk district bordering China has been resumed from today onward, after a hiatus of eight years.

The locals of Sindhupalchowk obtaining a permit from the Tatopani-based Immigration Office set out towards China crossing the ‘Miteri Pul’ (Friendship Bridge) at Liping, the local market leading up to the Miteri Pul after security clearance from Chinese security personnel.

The locals’ team led by parliamentarian Madhav Sapkota received a warm reception from Chinese people in their land.

Parliamentarian elected from constituency no 1 in Sindhupalchowk, Sapkota, who reached the bordering point with people’s representatives from the Tatopani area, officials from the Immigration Office today morning, said that the Checkpoint is fully open from today.

The checkpoint that remained closed since the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015, however, saw movement of goods-carrying vehicles since May 1 this year.

The transit point has been opened for the mobility of humans, said CDO of Sindhupalchowk, Ramesh Neupane, after raising the issue repeatedly in the parliament and subsequent discussions from the Nepali side with the China side.


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