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Hili land port reopens after 14 months

  • Published at 11:14 am May 16th, 2021
Hili land port
File photo of an Indian truck in front of the Hili Land Customs Station of the land port in Dinajpur Dhaka Tribune

Traveller movement through the port was suspended from March 23 last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic


Operations at Hili land port in Dinajpur's Hakimpur resumed on Sunday to facilitate the return of Bangladeshis stranded in India due to the border closure.

The government decided to resume the services after 14 months. Traveller movement through the port was suspended from March 23 last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A team on Saturday led by Hakimpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Noor-e-Alam visited the area to ensure that the authorities maintain health rules during the service.

Later, the team sat with Indian immigration authorities and Border Guard Bangladesh.

Another team of district administration led by Deputy Commissioner Khaled Mohammad Zaki is scheduled to visit the check-post on Sunday, said a correspondent. 

Sekandar Ali, in-charge of Hili check-post, said no traveler entered Bangladesh through the check-post till 11am. Every returnee will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days, he said.

Sixty people can be accommodated at different residential hotels in Hakimpur and  80 in Birampur upazila.

If necessary, some will be sent to Dinajpur town and nearby Joypurhat district for quarantine, he said.

The UNO said the government recently decided to keep open the country's three immigration check-posts including Hili from May 16 maintaining health guidelines.

Dr Abdul Kuddus, civil surgeon of Dinajpur, said they have taken preparations in this regard. 

Bangladeshis stranded in India can return with police clearance, he added. 


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