Published On: Sun, Jun 7th, 2015

Integrated check-post to come up at Land Customs Station Petrapole this year

Agartala: The third integrated check post will come up at Land Customs Station Petrapole, Benapole-Petrapole point of India-Bangladesh border by August, a member of Land Ports Authority of India said today.

Member of the Land Ports Authority of India Anil Bamba  Photo : Twitter

Member of the Land Ports Authority of India Anil Bamba
Photo : Twitter

“We are hoping that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be here in month of August to inaugurate the checkpost which is currently under construction,” Member of the Land Ports Authority of India Anil Bamba said.

Of the seven proposed integrated check posts in the country, two are already operational — one at Attari bordering Pakistan and another at Agartala (Akhaura) bordering Bangladesh.

The rest five are under construction, including the one at Land Customs Station Petrapole along the Bangladesh border, Bamba said.

He said while at Land Customs Station Petrapole over Rs 20,000 crore business is annually transacted between the two countries, “we are hoping once the integrated check post comes up, business is likely to increase.

Inputs with PTI

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