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India-Bangladesh Inland Waterways

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  • September 4, 2020
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India-Bangladesh Inland Waterways

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- International relations

In news

  • The trial run on a new river route from Daudkandi in Bangladesh to Sonamura in Tripura started recently. 
  • Distance covered will be 93 km through river Gumti or Gomati.
  • The route will connect Tripura with Bangladesh using the inland waterways for the first time.
  • It will greatly enhance connectivity between Bangladesh and the North Eastern states of India boosting bilateral trade with Bangladesh.
  • The opening of the new route follows the signing of the 2nd addendum to the Protocol for Inland Water Trade & Transit (PIWTT) in May 2020 which opened two new routes. 

Do you know? 

  • The PIWTT was signed between India and Bangladesh in 1972 to connect the two countries through inland waterways.

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