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Trade through Benapole land port suspended

Trade between Bangladesh and India through Benapole-Petrapole land port remained suspended since Monday morning due to India’s DolYatra and Bangladesh’s Independence Day holidays.

Though export and import have been suspended, the unloading of goods and other activities of the port remained uninterrupted.

Karthik Chakraborty, general secretary of Petrapol C&F Staff Welfare Association of India and Sajedur Rahman, general secretary of Benapole C&F Agent Staff Association confirmed the matter.

Kamruzzaman Biswas, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Benapole Checkpost Immigration Police, said though trade will remain suspended for two days the movement of passengers will be normal.

Rezaul Karim, Director of Benapole Port, said export and import though the land port will resume from Wednesday morning.