Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
The import-export between India and Bangladesh has been closed for four days due to the printer being depleted in India’s Petrapole customs. Hundreds of cargo trucks are standing in the port area waiting to enter the two countries. Some of Indian trucks are being taken from Bangaon and Petrapole to other ports. However, passengers holding passports are moving freely.
Karthik Chatterjee, general secretary of the Petrapole C&F Agent Staff Welfare Association of India, said, “Debdut Dutt, manager of CWC parking, provided all the necessary supplies for Petrapole customs. There were 6 printers for printing documents from the Internet at the custom office. About 2 months ago, 2 printers from those 3 printers have been damaged. Work had been going on for the last 2 months with 1 printer only. It also stopped working from last Wednesday night. The technician arrived from Delhi on Friday to repair the printer, but has returned without fixing the problem. It is not possible to start again import-export until a new printer is brought”, reports samakal.com.
Benapole land port deputy director (administration) Abdur Jalil said that previously the formalities used to complete at Petrapole port manually. “The automation process is currently being done. Since the Internet printers have been depleted at the port of Petrapole since Saturday morning, they are unable to do any work related to import and export of goods”, he added.