Petrapole port suspension halts trade thru Benapole

Benapole, Jan 31 – Trade at Petrapole-Benapole border checkpoint remained suspended all day on Sunday as Petrapole port halted operation protesting different ‘harassments’ by the Border Security Force (BSF). The suspension caused long tailbacks of goods laden trucks on both ends of the checkpoint.
Traders alleged that BSF has recently restricted movement of Clearing and Forwarding staff through the port showing security causes.
BSF also spent excessive time in checking trucks at the ports triggering extra hazards on the traders, traders said. – UNB