Hili check post has seen a drop in passenger traffic due to rising dollar prices

Hili check post has seen a drop in passenger traffic due to rising dollar prices
Hili check post has seen a drop in passenger traffic due to rising dollar prices

Due to the rise in dollar value, the movement of passport holders between Bangladesh and India through the Hili immigration check post in Dinajpur has decreased.

According to Healy Immigration sources, about 500 passport holders used to pass through this check post every day even a month ago. Currently 250 to 300 passengers are traveling.
Last 2 years passport passengers were closed due to corona epidemic. As the passenger traffic is normal this time, the passenger traffic between the two countries may double during Durga Puja with Hili immigration. Passengers said that the rail communication is not good at the 2nd land port of the country, only a few trains stop. Better rail connectivity will further increase passport holder passenger traffic between Bangladesh and India.
A passenger going to India through Hili check post said that he has not met his relatives for many days. Now I have time so I am going to India to meet them. As the value of the dollar rose, the value of the rupee fell. As a result, the cost has also increased.
A passenger from India said, I am going to Chennai, India for my father’s treatment. I returned home after the treatment. A little more money was spent at the border as the dollar rose.
Hili Immigration in-charge Badiuzzaman said that it is normal for passengers to pass between the two countries through the Hili Immigration check post. However, compared to the last one month, passenger traffic has decreased slightly. It is believed that the increase in the dollar has led to a decrease in passenger traffic. Most people travel through this route on business, medical and education visas. People are traveling less.


The article is in Bengali

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