Benapole: Import-export activities between Bangladesh and India through Benapole port were suspended on Saturday. However, only Hilsa fish has been exported from Bangladesh to India through the Port.
On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 155th birthday, there is a public holiday in India, Import-export through Benapole-Petrapole port has been suspended. As a result, thousands of trucks are stuck on both sides.
Kartik Chandra, general secretary of the Staff Welfare Association of Petrapole Port on the other side, said, Import-Export trade between Bangladesh and India has closed as we have a public holiday on the occasion of the 155th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi." Import and export trade will continue at normal start from Sunday morning.
Benapole Port Deputy Director Mamun Kabir Tarafdar said the import-Export trade through Benapole-Petrapol Port has been suspended since Saturday morning as there is a public holiday in India on the occasion of the 155th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
However, only hilsa fish is being exported from Bangladesh to India. The loading and unloading process of Benapole port is normal.
Mohammad Raju Ahmed, officer-in-charge of the Benapole Checkpost Police Immigration, said that despite the suspension of import-export trade between the two countries, the passport passenger travel is normal.
Benapole Custom House Commissioner Md. Azizur Rahman said, Import -Export trade between the two countries through Benapole port has been suspended since morning.