Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Nepal Cargo container will have national Flag

Posted by Anup Baral | July 31, 2019 :
The Container Corporation (CONCOR) of India – a subsidiary of Indian Railways – has started ferrying Nepal-bound cargo containers to Jogbani, the nearest railhead from Biratnagar check post, from today. Until now, cargo containers via rail were only ferried to Birgunj, where the country’s only rail-linked Inland Clearance Depot (ICD) is located. However, since long Nepal had been seeking the facility to ferry Nepal-bound cargo containers via rail to the nearest railheads of the major customs points, namely Biratnagar (Jogbani railhead), Bhairahawa (Nautanwa railhead) and Nepalgunj (Rupedhia railhead) considering the high transportation cost of ferrying containers via road and unpredictability of timely delivery of cargo containers to the country. The government of India allowed ferrying of Nepal-bound cargo containers to Jogbani from today after the Nepal government initiated installation of electronic cargo tracking system on containers ferried through Kolkata port. The electronic cargo tracking system (ECTS) is expected to address the concerns of the government of India that the containers bound for Nepal could be opened within the Indian territory and the goods sold in the Indian market. The rails with Nepal-bound cargo containers from Kolkata port to Jogbani have been initiated under test phase, which will end in 90 days. After 90 days, a study document will be prepared with recommendations to make this system functional and effective.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.