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1st B’desh vehicle via land border to arrive in India today

The first Bangladeshi vehicle to have entered India through a land border as part of an accord for improved regulation of passenger and cargo traffic between the two countries will arrive here on Monday.

Fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS) to track its movement, the vehicle carrying commercial goods will reach Inland Container Depot (CID), Patparganj.

"It is a historic moment as a vehicle from Bangladesh carrying imported consignment has been allowed to come into India without changing trucks," said Vinayak Azaad, Additional Commissioner at ICD, Patparganj. The vehicle had entered the country late last month via Petrapole border in West Bengal, he said.

There was no provision to allow trucks registered in India to enter Bangladesh and vice versa until the accord was signed last year.
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