Mechi River

Mechi River
  • The Mechi River is a trans-boundary river flowing through Nepal and India.
  • It is a tributary of the Mahananda River.
  • The Mechi originates in the Mahabharat Range in Nepal.
  • It flows through Nepal, forms the boundary between India and Nepal and then flows through the Indian state of Bihar to join the Mahananda in Kishanganj district.
  • Why in news?
    • The Union Cabinet has approved construction of a new Bridge over Mechi River at Indo-Nepal border.
    • National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) under Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has been designated as the implementing agency for this project.


Mahananda River
  • The Mahananda River is a trans-boundary river that flows through the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, and Bangladesh.
  • The Mahananda originates in the Himalayas: Paglajhora Falls on Mahaldiram Hill near Chimli, east of Kurseong in Darjeeling district.
  • It flows through Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and descends to the plains near Siliguri. It touches Jalpaiguri district.
  • It joins the Ganges at Godagiri in Nawabganj district in Bangladesh.



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