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India to route petroleum products through Bangladesh

Pact was signed following India's request to Bangladesh in this regard

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Publish Date: Aug 19 2016 10:10AM | Updated Date: Aug 19 2016 10:10AM

India to route petroleum products through Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has inked a short-term route permit deal to allow India transport petroleum products from Assam to Tripura through Bangladesh due to floods that have drastically damaged Indian roads.

 
Pact was signed following India's request to Bangladesh in this regard.
 
Trucks carrying petroleum products will ply on the Dawki (Meghalaya)-Tamabil (Bangladesh)-Chatlapur (Bangladesh)-Kailasahar (Tripura) route, a ‘Daily Star’ report said.
 
The short-term deal is valid till September 30.
 
"Based on the request by the Government of India, the Bangladesh authorities have granted permission for the movement of petroleum goods on humanitarian grounds through the territory of Bangladesh till September 2016," the High Commission of India in Dhaka said in a statement.
 
The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), a Public sector unit under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas of the Government of India, and the Roads and Highways Department of the Government of Bangladesh (RHD) signed the deal.