Nepal - 2.3.4 Minor Border Crossing - Krishnanagar


This border crossing is on Nepal’s southern border with India across from Barhani Bazar. The movement of Indian and Nepalese nationals across the border is unrestricted; however, there is a customs checkpoint for goods. Goods bound for Dang and Arghakhanchi cross here. Krishnanagar connects by road to the east–west Mahendra Highway. There are two routes from the border point: to Butwal and to Bhairahawa. The roads are good but single lane in places. There are four small customs offices under this office at Bhilmi, Hariharpur Kushhawa and Hardauna. 


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Nepal: Krishnanagar  

India: Barhni  

Province or District 

Lumbini Province, Kapilvastu 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Distance: 73 km 
Travel Time:  2 hours 





Managing Authority / Agency 

Government of Nepal / Ministry of Finance / Department of Customs 

Contact Person 

Man Bahadur Paudel (Customs chief) 

Tel.: 076-520030 

Fax: 076-520073 



Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Gautam Buddha International Airport, Bhairahawa 
Distance:  71 km 
Truck:  2 – 2.5 hours 
Car:  1.5 hours 

Nearest Port 

Kolkota, India 

Distance: 1,020 km 
Truck: 24 hours + 
Car: 21 hours 

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 

The border crossing and Customs is located within the Krishnanagar market area. 

Other Information 




Hours of Operation 


 10:00 to 18:00 hrs 


 10:00 to 18:00 hrs 


 10:00 to 18:00 hrs 


 10:00 to 18:00 hrs 


 10:00 to 18:00 hrs 


 10:00 to 16:00 hrs 


 10:00 to 18:00 hrs 

National Holidays 


Generally, 3 days during Dashain (Nepal national festival) and up to another 7 days / year at Government’s discretion. 
Note: Will open 24 / 7 for emergencies.  


Seasonal Constraints  



Daily Capacity 

50 to 60 trucks per day. 

Customs Clearance 

The customs clearance process can be completed within 2 days if all required documents are presented. Customs uses a sophisticated CCTV surveillance system which has a control room in the Customs office at Krishnanagar but is monitored online by HQ in Kathmandu. 

For more information on customs in Nepal, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.   

Other Relevant Information 

The customs office is equipped with a weighbridge, and it has plant, animal, and food quarantine. It does not have any warehouse for storage but an open parking yard which can accommodate 20 trucks at a time. The main items imported from this customs office are Fly Ash, Clinker, Gypsum, Iron Ore, Coal, M. S. Billets, veneer seats, green fruits and vegetables, edibles, malt, tobacco products, bottles, etc. Similarly, the main items exported include resins and herbs. 




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