Kailash Manasarovar Yatra News and Updates

January 16, 2019

Kailash Manasarovar route’s key part’s construction by BRO attains praises from Sitharaman

Kailash Manasarovar route’s A very significant portion of the route of Kailash Manasarovar has been constructed by the BRO personnel nearby Uttarakhand’s Nepal Border and its construction has attained a good number of praises from Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Border Road Association has done a great work in the completion of this route that was not formulated since many years.

The portion of the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra’s route that is considered to be the most important one lies between Tawaghat to Lipulekh pass via Ghatiabagarh and has been finally made by BRO that is continually indulged in the construction of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra routes.

Defence Minister Sitharaman admired this action by tweeting through his official Twitter Instagram handle notifying that Jan 15, 2019 has proved to be a crucial milestone since BRO is successful in linking Lakhanpur and Najang. This road connectivity of Dharchula Sub- Division of Uttarakhand with Nepal is highly beneficial for the chicken neck corridor since the sole alternative route was nothing but a mule track spotted below the new road alignment.

This road connectivity is surely going to be prominent as a boon for the people since it would undoubtedly facilitate an unhindered access to civil population that is known to be the one belonging to Malpa, Lamari, Buddhi, Chiyalekh, Garbhadhar, Gunji, Kutti and Nabhidang villages tucked in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district. Apart from this, this construction is also going to lead as an all-time connectivity with the Indian troops who are working in China border’s Vyas valley. As notified, this task has been assigned to the Project Hirak of the Border Roads Organisation.
December 26, 2018

Syabrubesi road ready to be upgraded soon by the Chinese authorities

Kailash Yatra Road Conditions The Department of Roads has been notified by China that the significant task of upgrading Galchhi-Trishuli-Rasuwa-gadhi highway’s 18-km Syabrubesi-Rasuwa-gadhi section is going to commence really soon. This section is considered as the most favoured north-south trade route that is responsible for the linkage of Nepal with its neighbours belonging to the North.

Also, as confirmed by the Chinese Commerce Ministry, a professional contractor has been authorized to manage and start the same task. The representatives are going to start the work of Syabrubesi road soon after their arrival in some days at the construction site and the same has been finalised when the chief of the Foreign Cooperation Branch at the department, Keshav Kumar Sharma told that he has received an e-mail from the Chinese officials in which they have ensured their arrival in a shorter span of time (may be in a week).

The main aim of the Chinese assistance that will be supporting in the road’s construction is to transform the Syabrubesi-Rasuwa-gadhi section of the 82-km highway into a well-maintained 8-metre-wide, an all-weather and a double-lane highway. As ensured, the completion of this procedure and the construction is going to take a tenure of approximately three years.

With the sole aim of upgrading the highway that was bridging up the gap between two countries by connecting them with each other, China and Nepal joined hands with each other many years before. Also, a bilateral assistance pact was signed between them in December 2016 that was worth Rs15.7 billion (RMB 1 billion) whose portion was used for the improvement in the condition of the Syabrubesi-Rasuwagadhi road. This agreement was facilitated by Nepal to China’s ambassador Leela Mani Paudyal as well as Chinese vice-minister for commerce Zhang Xiangchen.

According to Devkota, there exists a significant need to repair the damaged parts of the road which were affected during last year’s landslides and once the task of repairing concludes, the appointment of the contractor shall be facilitated. The upgrading of the road has to be prioritised keeping the strategic significance in view. As expected, the aim of completing at least 30 km has to be achieved by April 2019 and this shall undoubtedly increase the trade between Nepal as well as China.
December 21, 2018

Trump brings in a law to punish Chinese officials responsible for restricted access to Tibet

Trump brings in a law to punish Chinese A law has been duly signed by President Donald Trump with the main intention of punishing those officials from China who are restricting American journalists’, citizens’ as well as officials’ access to the Tibetan regions especially in China’s far west. These areas are known for the riots as well as the protests which took place here during the bygone year for ages against the Chinese rule and are also less populated. Apart from this, the political situation here is quite delicate which has let the central and local security officials keep a tight watch on these regions.

As notified, the restrictions for having an access to these areas have even gotten tougher since 2012 after the sights of protests. Thus, foreign diplomats as well as the journalists are not allowed to enter the premises of Central Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region) as it is banned by the government and the ruling Communist Party until and unless an official permission is taken after experiencing the carefully organized propaganda tours. Also, it has been confirmed that from the past 8 years, only the majorly renowned New York Times has been a part of these kinds of tours which are operated by the Foreign Ministry.

As far as the case of ordinary foreign tourists is concerned who are intending to explore the regions of central Tibet incorporating the beautiful city of Lhasa, these people must be connected with the tour groups here and majorly with the same nationality. Noticing each and every thing of the scenario here, the American law has been enacted by President Trump who with it is intending to facilitate a reciprocal Access to Tibet Act. Also, he has asked state’s secretary for a report having a capability of laying out of the limit that is given to the Americans by the Chinese officials visiting Central Tibet and submit it within the tenure of approximately 3 months (90 days). Once done, the secretary has to select the China officials who stand responsible for the restricted access to visit Central Tibet or are barring from the attainment of visas to US. This assessment has to done within every five years by state’s secretary.

Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts and the bill’s House sponsor has expressed through a written statement that the human rights have continually been masked by the Chinese authorities and have also been violated due through their act of restricting the activities of travelling to the Tibet Autonomous region. As said by other renowned figures such as the Matteo Mecacci who is the president of the International Campaign for Tibet as well as Mr. McGovern, this law has paved the way for other countries to follow the same and also this step is much closer to punishing those China officials who are restricting the access of American nationals and tourists to Central Tibet.