Dawki

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Dawki
Duki
town
Dawki is located in Meghalaya
Dawki
Dawki
Location in Meghalaya, India
Coordinates: 25°11′0″N 92°1′0″E / 25.18333°N 92.01667°E / 25.18333; 92.01667Coordinates: 25°11′0″N 92°1′0″E / 25.18333°N 92.01667°E / 25.18333; 92.01667
Country  India
State Meghalaya
District Jaintia Hills
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 793109
Nearest city Shillong, Syllhet

Dawki is a town in Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya, India.

Geography[edit]

It is located at 25°11′0″N 92°1′0″E / 25.18333°N 92.01667°E / 25.18333; 92.01667.[1]

It is on the border of India Bangladesh.

Border-crossing[edit]

Dawki-Tamabil is one of the few road border crossings between India and Bangladesh. It is used mainly for coal transportation to Bangladesh. Some 500 trucks cross the border every day in peak season.[2][3][4]

Some shared transport is available from Barabazar in Shillong to the border post at Dawki every morning. Buses are also available for the 70 kilometres (43 mi) journey from Shillong. On the other side inside Bangladesh the Tamabil bus station, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away, has regular bus service to Sylhet 55 kilometres (34 mi) away. [5][6]

Places of interest[edit]

Dawki Bridge, is a suspension bridge over the Umngot river. It was constructed in 1932 by the Britishers.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://wikimapia.org/559420/Dawki Wikimapia
  2. ^ "Travel and Tourism Information". Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Coal-laden trucks stranded on Bangladesh border". The Hindu Business Line, 13 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Notification No. 63/94-Cus. (N.T.) dtd 21/11/1994 with amendments - Land Customs Stations and Routes for import and export of goods by land or inland water ways". Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Shillong to Sylhet". India Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  6. ^ "From India". Bangladesh Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  7. ^ http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?id=s0010632 Dawki Suspension Bridge

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