First goods train with 50 electronically sealed containers leaves for Bangladesh

27 Jul 2020 10:21 AM
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The first goods train with 50 electronically sealed containers left Majerhat in Kolkata, crossed Petrapole station in the North 24 Parganas and entered Bangladesh on Sunday. The trains have already been introduced to eradicate smuggling along the India-Bangladesh border.

“The train will put a check on the smuggling activities for the reason that containers are electronically sealed so that it will not be easy for smugglers to open it and smuggling baggage can't be located inside,” a press statement by the South Bengal Frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF) said.

Over the past a month, six folks were arrested while trying to cross the international border using the products trains. Two of these were minors who had been rescued by the BSF and three folks were returning to Bangladesh after undertaking some work in the united states. S.S. Guleria, DIG and PRO of the South Bengal Frontier of the BSF, said container trains will come as an edge as troops guarding the border will not have to actually check every compartment. “It will also save period and facilitate more rapidly trade.”

Trade has been heading on through the railway way through the international checkpoints Petrapole (India) and Benapole (Bangladesh) even during the lockdown.

Four fishermen released
The BSF also paid to Bangladesh four fishermen who've crossed into Indian waters on July 24. Two engine-fitted boats along four fishermen entered the Indian territory while angling in river Ganga in Murshidabad district.

“Through the preliminary questioning, all of us found that they all belonged to the same family,” a press statement of BSF said. The BSF also paid a protest note to the company commander of the Border Safeguard Bangladesh requesting them to make certain that “Bangladeshi nationals usually do not violate the international boundary and demonstrate respect in retaining its sanctity”.