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Over 4 lakh travelers use Darshona check post in 2017

CHUADANGA, Jan 05, 2018 (BSS) - The number of travelers to and from India through Joynagar check post in Darshona of the district increased to 40,20,981 in the outgoing year 2017, officials said.

This was the highest number of travelers witnessed by the check-post in 30 years since installation of the customs and immigration at Darshona in 1986.

Darshona immigration sources said a total of 2,40,000 Bangladeshi nationals, 14,702 Indians and 103 people from other countries went India from Bangladesh from January 1 to December 31 in 2017.

Besides, a total of 1,91,148 Bangladeshi nationals, 14,904 Indian nationals and 84citizens of other countries came to Bangladesh from India through the Darshona check post in the same year.

Sources said a total of 1,18,837 Bangladeshi nationals, 13,981 Indians and 47 nationals from other countries went India from Bangladesh while 1,16,986 Bangladeshis, 13,438 Indians and 55 nationals from other countries came to Bangladesh from India through the check post in 2016.

Darshona Immigration Officer SM Abdul Alim said, "We are trying to give better services to the travelers."

The quality of service will improve further when the newly constructed immigration building will come into operation, he added.