Shekih Hasina, PM Modi inaugurate Petrapole Integrated Check Post

Q.  PM Shri Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated which checkpost through video conferencing?
- Published on 22 Jul 16

a. Petrapole Integrated Check Post
b. Petrapola Integrated Check Post
c. Petrapole Initiated Check Post
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Petrapole Integrated Check Post
Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi and PM of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Petrapole Integrated Check Post through video conferencing.
  • Pentrapole- Benapole is an important land border crossing for Indian Bangladesh trade.
  • More than 50 percent of the trade between the two countries passes through this border crossing
  • Trade is worth more than INR 15000 crore and takes place through Petrapole ICP more than all other Indian land ports and land custom stations placed together.
  • Around 15 lakh people and 150,000 tricks crossed the border crossing each year according to estimates.
  • Petrapole ICP will be the second ICP on the India-Bangladesh border after the Agartala ICP in Agartala (India)- Akhaura (Bangladesh) land border.
  • It will be the biggest land port in South Asia.
  • Commissioning of the petrapole ICP will foster greater economic integration and connectivity between India and Bangladesh.

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