Post COVID-19, for further enhancing the movement of industrial raw materials and goods, India has in response to the request of the Royal Government of Bhutan, opened up an additional trade route under Jaigaon Land Customs Station (LCS). As a temporary measure, this was opened up at Ahllay, Pasakha last week on July 15. Bhutan is India’s closest partner and New Delhi continues to positively engage with neighbouring country in an effort to boost trade between the two countries. This is possible through enhanced connectivity, among others and will help in trade growth with the North Eastern States.
“This will help in the movement of heavy industrial raw materials and goods heading towards Pasakha Industrial Estate. While helping in boosting bilateral trade & commerce, it will help in the decongestion of vehicular traffic along the Jaigaon – Phuentsholing route,” a source confirmed to Financial Express Online.