Interesting facts about "Land Ports Authority of India"-LPAI
It is a statutory body established under the Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010. Facilitate cross border movement of goods and passengers through Integrated Check Posts at International border of India 6 Operational ICPs as of now: - Attari: India Pakistan Border, Agartala: India Bangladesh Border, Petrapole: India Bangladesh Border, Raxaul: India Nepal Border, Jogbani: India Nepal Border, Moreh: India Myanmar Border
The Land Ports Authority of India or LPAI is a statutory body (created through the Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010) working under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing border infrastructure in India. It manages several Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) all across the Borders of India.,
LPAI was set up by the Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010 of Parliament of India on 1 March 2012.
Projects:- Integrated Check Posts (ICPs), Inland Custom Posts, Shri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.
Vision: Provide state-of-the-art infrastructure to facilitate trade and travel.
LPAI endeavours to provide safe, secure and systematic facilities for the movement of cargo as well passengers at its ICPs. The majority of services at the ICPs are free, except those meant for trade which is charged as per the prescribed rates of tariff. At present, there is also no entry fee or usage fee for either passengers or trade. The ICP will bring various services like Customs, Immigration under one roof for the first time and also provide parking, warehousing, banking as well as restroom facilities, in a state-of-the-art set up, to the people
Facilities for Trade
At the ICPs sufficient capacity has been created for the storage of goods both in warehouses and open yards. Apart from manual workers, a number of automated machinery is used for loading and unloading of goods. Sufficient parking facilities have been provided along with wide paved roads for smooth flow of traffic and cargo. In-house weighing facilities are provided for trucks. Loading and unloading of goods is carried out separately for different types of cargo at designated points. Special efforts are made through segregation and stacking to maintain quality and hygiene in storing import/export items. Efforts are made through CCTV cameras to avoid pilferage at the warehouses. The security at the ICPs is provided by the respective Border Guarding Force. Comfortable and clean resting facilities are provided for drivers and coolies apart from quality food at the canteens run at subsidised rates. The chargeable services for trade are - parking, weighment services, loading/unloading and warehousing. The warehouse charges are levied only if the cargo is not cleared within the prescribed time limit. Similarly, a parking fee is levied only for overnight parking of trucks.
The chargeable services for trade are - parking fee, weighing charges, loading/unloading charges, and warehouse charges. The warehouse charges are levied only after the free period allowed for the clearance of goods. Similarly, a parking fee is levied only for the trucks parked overnight.
Facilities for Passengers
The passengers transiting through the ICPs are provided with clean and secure facilities. All passenger facilities at the ICP are free. Immigration, customs, bank are all under one roof. At Attari ferry services from the zero line to the ICP is also provided for free to the passengers through dedicated busses. Apart from neat and clean toilet facilities, RO treated water and free baggage trolleys basic medical facilities for minor treatment and rest for sick passengers are provided. The waiting halls have adequate capacity for accommodating the large number of passengers.