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PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to jointly dedicate the biggest land port in South Asia –Petrapole Integrated Check Post
Petrapole-Benapole is an important land border crossing for India-Bangladesh trade
Petrapole ICP to provide better facilities for effective & efficient discharge of functions such as security, immigration, customs
Petrapole ICP to provide support facilities for smooth cross-border movement of persons, goods and transport

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh,  Sheikh Hasina will jointly dedicate the Petrapole Integrated Check Post through video-conferencing on Thursday afternoon. The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamata Banerjee will also join the video-conference from Kolkata.

Petrapole-Benapole is an important land border crossing for India-Bangladesh trade. More than 50% of the India-Bangladesh trade passes through Petrapole. Trade worth more than Rs. 15000 Crore takes place through the Petrapole ICP, which is more than all the other Indian Land Ports and Land Customs Stations put together. Approximately 15 lakh people and 150,000 trucks cross Petrapole-Benapole every year.

The Petrapole ICP will provide better facilities for effective and efficient discharge of functions such as security, immigration, customs, quarantine, etc. while also providing support facilities for smooth cross-border movement of persons, goods and transport.

Petrapole ICP will be the second ICP on the India-Bangladesh border after the Agartala ICP at the Agartala (India)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) land border. It will also be the biggest land port in South Asia.

The commissioning of the Petrapole ICP will also serve to foster greater economic integration and connectivity between India and Bangladesh.

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PM praises Vitasta programme showcasing rich culture, arts and crafts of Kashmir
January 29, 2023
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has lauded the Ministry of Culture’s Vitasta programme showcasing rich culture, arts and crafts of Kashmir.

Culture Ministry is organising Vitasta program from 27th-30th January 2023 to showcase the rich culture, arts and crafts of Kashmir. The programme extends the historical identity of Kashmir to other states and it is a symbol of the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.

Responding to the tweet threads by Amrit Mahotsav, the Prime Minister tweeted;

“कश्मीर की समृद्ध विरासत, विविधता और विशिष्टता का अनुभव कराती एक अद्भुत पहल!”