Tuesday, 25th June, 2024
Tuesday, 25th June, 2024

India facilitates transit traffic from Bangladesh to Nepal

India has facilitated the transit of fertilizer export to Nepal from Bangladesh via Rohanpur in Chapainawabganj district and Singhabad rail route in India.

It was stated by the Indian High Commission in Dhaka in a press release on Monday.

The press release said that an agreement was signed between Bangladesh and Nepal in 1976 under which commodities are exported from Bangladesh to Nepal and imports of Nepal from other countries are carried via Indian territory as “traffic-in-transit.”

India has been providing the transit facility to Bangladesh exclusively for their exports and overland trade with Nepal, said the press release.

Through the means of railways, traffic-in-transit is mainly carried out via two India-Bangladesh crossing points at Rohanpur (Bangladesh) –Singhabad (India) and Birol (Bangladesh) – Radhikapur (India) railway route.

A reasonable quantity of import fertilizer is being sent to Nepal from Bangladesh every year.

The first train loaded with export fertilizer to Nepal was handed over by the Bangladesh Railways to the Indian Railways on 3rd February this year.

At present, around 27,000 MT of fertilizer will be exported to Nepal using the means of Railway Transit.

It is learnt from sources that there is a plan to export another consignment of 25,000 MT of fertilizer to Nepal.

These steps will contribute towards strengthening regional cooperation and development of the economy of the countries concerned.

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