Benapole trade resumes
Import and export between India and Bangladesh through Benapole port resumed yesterday morning after remaining suspended for one day.
A total of 155 truckloads of goods have been imported from India since morning. And 102 truckloads of goods were exported to India from Bangladesh during the time.
Custom Cargo Officer Abdul Mannan on duty at Benapole check-post said, ďImport and export between the two countries resumed on a full scale from morning.
The activists of Bharatiya Janata Party halted import-export trade between Bangladesh and India at Indian land port Petrapole, as the party called a dawn-to-dusk general strike in West Bengal to protest a price hike in India. They also staged agitations in the port area.
A serious traffic jam was created in Benapole port area after the trade resumed. Passengers faced problems in their movements as traffic snarled up over one kilometre stretch.