Kisanganj: A six-member joint team of Indian and Nepalese officials was on Saturday constituted to look into encroachment of land to be used for construction of new road on Indo-Nepal border.
The joint team would tour the border area on April 24 to review encroachments in the land in Bihar`s Kisanganj district on which the road is to be built, official sources said.
A total of 726 km road would be constructed on the Indo-Nepal border and out of this 98 km would be in Kisanganj.
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, the sources said.
Kisanganj District Magistrate Aditya Kumar Das headed the team from the Indian side, while Nepal`s officials team was led by Jhapa district head Narendra Raj Sharma.
The officials also discussed issues related to illegal trade of animals and circulation of fake currency by anti-social elements, the sources said.