With fuel lorries trapped at the border by the blockade between India and Nepal, fuel supplies are dwindling in the land-locked Himalayan country.
The government has now banned private vehicles from refueling to preserve remaining stocks for public transport and commercial vehicles. The stand-off is now entering its second week, with no sign of a let up in the dispute between India and Nepal over the new Nepali constitution. Vehicles from India and Nepal were initially prevented from crossing the border by anti-constitution protesters, but the blockade is now being imposed by the Indian government. Fuel deliveries to Nepal have been suspended and hundreds of freight vehicles are stranded on the Indian side of the border. Read more: kathmandupost.ekantipur.com