Chief Minister of the Far West Province Trilochan Bhatta inspected the Gauriphanta border transit point, here on Wednesday and took stock of the situation there.
On the occasion, he also acquired information on the problems faced by the people entering the country through the transit point.
Chief Minister Bhatta inspected the border checkpoint in the context of the growing complaints that the Nepali migrant workers returning home from India via this transit point for the festivals were facing various hassles.
Gauriphanta transit point is one of the major transit points in the Far-west region. As many as 1000 Nepalis are said to enter the country via this transit point daily in the run-up to the Dashain and Tihar festivals.
It is said the security and customs officials at the transit point have been harassing the people returning home for the festivals for petty reasons.
The Chief Minister acquired information about the works of the Joint Help Desk set up near Gauriphanta. The help desk was set up at the joint initiatives of the Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB), the Border Security Force (BSF) of India and the Armed Police Force of Nepal.
He also inspected the ‘health desk’ set up at Trinagar to screen the people entering the country from India against malaria. Likewise, he observed the Kailali customs office and directed the office chief to strictly stop the smuggling activities in the Nepal-India border in the district.