India has approached Bangladesh and Nepal through diplomatic
channels for taking steps to opertionalize the Motor Vehicle agreement to
enable free movement of cargo and passenger vehicles between the three
neighbouring countries, Minister of state for road transport Manusukh L
Mandaviya told the Rajya sabha on
In a written answer the minister said India, Bangladesh,
Bhutan and Nepal (BBIN) signed a framework Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) in
June 2015 to enable movement of passenger and cargo vehicles across borders
among the four countries.
Bhutan, being one of the signatories to the BBIN MVA,has not yet
ratified the Agreement for its entry into force. Pending ratification, however, Bhutan has
given its consent for the BBIN MVA to enter into force among the other 3
countries i.e. Bangladesh, India and Nepal, who have already ratified it.India has, therefore, approached Bangladesh and Nepal
through diplomatic channels for evolving modalities to operationalize the MVA
among Bangladesh, India and Nepal (BIN).