Marathi | HIndi

Epaper
Follow us:
Home > National > India's first-ever export container train arrives at integrated check post in Petrapole
India's first-ever export container train arrives at integrated check post in Petrapole English.Lokmat.com

India's first-ever export container train arrives at integrated check post in Petrapole

India's first-ever cargo container train for export to Bangladesh arrived at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) in West Bengal's Petrapole from Kolkata's Majerhat Railway Station on Sunday, S S Guleria, the Deputy Inspector General, Border Security Force (BSF) of the South Bengal Frontier said in a statement.
India's first-ever export container train arrives at integrated check post in Petrapole

India's first-ever cargo container train for export to Bangladesh arrived at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) in West Bengal's Petrapole from Kolkata's Majerhat Railway Station on Sunday, S S Guleria, the Deputy Inspector General, Border Security Force (BSF) of the South Bengal Frontier said in a statement.

According to the statement, the train is the first of its kind to export to Bangladesh passing through a Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) container freight station, Majerhat, Kolkata, and Petrapole in India to Benapole in Bangladesh. The train, with the engine number 16557R A/W, had 50 containers and halted for about 25 minutes on the zero line for train immigration formalities.

"The train is equipped with an electronic cargo tracking system (ECTS) and the containers are electronically sealed and tracked by the Transecur company. MGH Group Private Limited is involved in a contract with Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) to run this train," the statement said.

The statement further added, "Earlier, the wagons of the Good Trains could be tampered with for human trafficking as well as smuggling of contraband to Bangladesh through ICPs between India-Bangladesh by smugglers. The running of this container train will put a check on the smuggling activities at the border in the coming time. The electronic seal makes it impossible for smugglers to put illegal baggage in it. This will make it a lot more convenient and efficient for the BSF to checking the train on the zero line."

( With inputs from ANI )

India's first-ever export container train arrives at integrated check post in Petrapole
70,000 ineligible beneficiaries of social security removed : Punjab CM Amarinder
Centre trying to topple state governments elected by people amid pandemic: Priyanka Gandhi
Man arrested for duping women on matrimonial websites
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra invites Anil Baluni for a cup of tea ahead of vacating govt bungalow
Corona
Patients2329638
Died46091
Corona
Patients20,671,966
Died749,013
Corona
Coronavirus Live updates! Around the world