The businessmen of both the countries have announced eight days holiday including weekly holiday on the occasion of Sharadiya Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of Sanatan religions.
Ruhul Amin Babul, Chairman of Patgram Upazila Parishad, President of Burimari Land Port Import-Export Association, confirmed the holiday announcement on Monday (October 16) afternoon.
According to the notice posted by the business organizations of both countries, Burimari land port of Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat is the tri-national trade center with Bangladesh. Beyond the port is the land port of Changrabandha in India.
On the occasion of upcoming Autumn Durga Puja, exporters, C&F Agents Welfare and Truck Owners Association of both countries have decided to declare this holiday through a joint meeting. In this regard, letters have been sent to all relevant departments including business organizations, customs and port authorities of both countries.
According to the decision of the meeting, next Saturday (October 21) to Thursday (October 26) will be a holiday for Autumn Durgotsav. Next Saturday (October 28) all port operations will resume as usual.
Two Fridays (October 20 and 27) have been added to this consecutive holiday. As a result, Burimari and Changrabandha land ports will be closed from next Friday (October 20) to next Friday (October 27).
Although the import and export of goods at Burimari and India’s Changrabandha land ports are closed, passengers with passports will continue to travel normally at immigration.
Burimari Immigration Police Officer-in-Charge (SI) Mur Hasan Kabir said, on the occasion of autumn Durga Puja, the import-export activities of traders will be stopped, but passengers with passports will continue to travel through the land port. Our activities will continue at this time.
Ruhul Amin Babul, Chairman of Patgram Upazila Parishad, President of Burimari Land Port Import-Export Association, said that on the occasion of Sharidiya Durga Puja, the main religious festival of Sanatan Dharma followers, an eight-day holiday including weekly holiday has been announced as per the decision of businessmen of both countries. Letters in this regard have been sent to the respective offices of both countries.
Burimari Land Port Authority Assistant Director (Traffic) Ghiyas Uddin said, if traders and people engaged in transport do not import and export, the land port operations will naturally stop. However, all activities inside the Burimari land port are open except on public holidays.