Indo-Bangla trade through Akhaura LCS resumes

The six-day long strike by the Exporters-Importers Association of Tripura which had hit trade between Indian and Bangladesh was called off today.

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2011, 16:58 PM IST

The six-day old strike by the
Exporters-Importers Association of Tripura (EIAT) which had
hit border trade between Indian and Bangladesh at the Akhaura
Land Custom Station (LCS) in Tripura was called off today.
The EIAT called of the strike after talks with government
officials.

General Secretary of EIAT, Habul Biswas said, the
discussion between the government officials and the
representatives of EIAT was cordial and the government has
agreed to solve the problems of unloading of goods coming from
the neighbouring country.

Offical sources said, the trade has resumed from this
morning and the trucks loaded with Bangladeshi goods started
entering into the LCS.
The EIAT had called the strike demanding better
infrastructure facilities especially the dumping ground at the
Akhaura LCS.

During to the strike, trade between India and Bangladesh
through the Akhaura LCS had come to a halt and the Central
government reportedly lost at least Rs 10 lakh excise duty on
each day of strike, sources said.

PTI