Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina inaugurate Petrapole Integrated Check Post

Posted on:22 Jul 2016 17:05:21
Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina inaugurate Petrapole Integrated Check Post
22 July 2016 Current Affairs:

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on 21 July 2016 jointly inaugurated the Petrapole Integrated Check Post (ICP).PM Modi and PM Hasina inaugurated the check post through video-conferencing.The Petrapole checkpost will help in promoting bilateral trade and will also boost economic growth of both countries.Petrapole-Benapole is an important land border crossing for India-Bangladesh trade as more than 50% of the India-Bangladesh trade passes through Petrapole.

Petrapole is the Indian side of Petrapole-Benapole border checkpoint between India and Benapole of Bangladesh.It is located near Bongaon in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.Petrapole border is the only land port in south Bengal.It is the largest land customs station in Asia.This check post accounts for more than half of the 4 billion US dollar trade with Bangladesh. The landport accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the bilateral trade between India and Bangladesh.The total traffic via the landport in 2029-30 has been projected as 2938 trucks per day and the passenger traffic is projected to be 3924 people per day.Petrapole ICP is the second ICP on the India-Bangladesh border after the Agartala ICP at the Agartala-Akhaura land border.


Monthly Current Affairs

Current Affairs Section

Daily Current Affairs Quiz

Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs November 2017

22 NOVEMBER
NEWS
21 NOVEMBER
NEWS
20 NOVEMBER
NEWS
19 NOVEMBER
NEWS

Current Affairs October 2017

31 OCTOBER
NEWS
30 OCTOBER
NEWS
29 OCTOBER
NEWS
28 OCTOBER
NEWS

Current Affairs September 2017

30 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
28 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
27 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
26 SEPTEMBER
NEWS