Kisanganj (Bihar), Apr 14 A six-member joint committee of India and Nepal was constituted on Saturday to look into matters related to encroachment of land in Bihar's Kisangaj district for construction of parallel roads on the border.
The decision to set up the committee was taken at a meeting of officials of Kisanganj district with officials from Nepal's district of Jhapa, official sources said.
While Kisanganj District Magistrate Aditya Kumar Das headed the team from this side, Nepal's officials team was led by Jhapa district head Narendra Raj Sharma.
The joint team would tour the border area on April 24.
A total of 726 km parallel roads would be constructed on the Indo-Nepal border and out of this 98 km was in Kisanganj.
The land where roads would be constructed in Kisanganj was facing problem of encroachment.
The meeting also discussed issues related to illegal trade of animals and fake currency by anti-socials on the border, the sources said.