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Friday, November 28, 2014
India launches initiatives
India will now give business visa for member countries
By Neelam Mathews/
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced at the SAARC Summit held in Nepal, that India will now give business visa for 3-5 years for member countries. “Let's make it even easier for our businesses through a SAARC Business Traveller Card,” he added.
Visitors from over 40 countries, including Germany, US, Israel and Palestine, will also, starting Nov 27, be able to avail the e-visa facility.
Visitors from over 40 countries, including Germany, US, Israel and Palestine, will also, starting Nov 27, be able to avail the e-visa facility. “The facility needs some tweaking, a business traveller told Travel Weekly. We still need to go to the embassy to submit papers. But this is a great step in the right direction.”
With road infrastructure weak between India and Nepal, constricting speedy movement of trade and tourists, India will set up a Special Purpose Facility “to finance infrastructure projects in our region that enhances our connectivity and trade,” said Modi. Infrastructure is the “region's greatest weakness and most pressing need. When I thought of coming to Kathmandu by road, it made many officials in India nervous. Because of the condition of roads at the border!.....We speak of ease of doing business in India. Let's extend this to our region.”