The inauguration of the Integrated Check Post at Agartala along the Akhaura-Agartala part of the India-Bangladesh border will take place on November 17, an official release of the High Commission of India said here today.
Sushil Kumar Shinde, Home Minister of India, Dr. Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Home Minister of Bangladesh, Shajahan Khan, Shipping Minister of Bangladesh and Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister of Tripura will jointly inaugurate the integrated check post (ICP).
The Agartala ICP houses all regulatory agencies including Immigration, Customs and border security forces, reports BSS.
There are dedicated passenger and cargo terminals providing adequate customs and immigration counters, X-ray scanners, passenger amenities and other related facilities such as parking,warehousing, banking, service stations and fuel stations in a single modern complex equipped with state of the art amenities.
The ICP at Agartala will facilitate easy movement of goods and passengers across the border.
The ICP is the first of seven Land Custom Stations along the India-Bangladesh border, which are being upgraded by the Land Port Authority of India. The others are Benapole-Petrapole,Burimari-Chengrabandha, Sonamasjid- Mahadipur, Hilli-Hilli, Bibirbazar-Srimantpur and Banglabandhu- Fulbari.
During Financial Year of 2012-13, the Land Custom Station at Agartala, handled 43,000 passengers and trade valued at 246 Crore rupees. Out of the total trade, 99.5% was exports from Bangladesh to India.