Complete Set of 3 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the Mahendra Highway :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Feb 19, 1964
Issued for : Issuance of Special Postage Stamps depicting East-West Highway.
Design : A red line along the length of Nepal‘s map symbolising East-West Highway with an inspiring portrait of His Majesty King Mahendra insetted on the upper right hand part.
Stamp Design by : Uttam Prasad Karmacharya, ‘Nepali’
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Denomination : 10, 15 & 50 Paisa
10 P – Peacock Blue and Orange
15 P – Blue Grey and Orange
50 P – Forest Green and Red Brown
Number : 1 million each denomination
Printing : Bi–Colour, Photogravure Process
- “It would never be an exaggeration to say that means of transport and communication are the very artery and life–line of our progress and prosperity. How much greater the utility of this East–West Highway is will no doubt be vindicated by the blessings it will shower upon the Nepalese not only of To–day but also of To–morrow. Hence, it is my invincible conviction that the efforts and sacrifices we make in this task will never be in vain.“ – H. M. King Mahendra