Hili, Dakshin Dinajpur

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Hili
Town
Hili is located in West Bengal
Hili
Hili
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 25°17′10″N 88°59′38″E / 25.286°N 88.994°E / 25.286; 88.994Coordinates: 25°17′10″N 88°59′38″E / 25.286°N 88.994°E / 25.286; 88.994
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Dakshin Dinajpur
Population (2001)
 • Total 77,250
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Balurghat
Vidhan Sabha constituency Balurghat
Website ddinajpur.nic.in

Hili is a town with a police station in Balurghat subdivision of Dakshin Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a border checkpoint on the IndiaBangladesh border.[1]

History[edit]

During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 nearly 400 soldiers of both India and Pakistan were killed in the war that continued from 24 November to 11 December 1971 on the Hili border.[2]

Geography[edit]

Hili is located at 25°17′10″N 88°59′38″E / 25.286°N 88.994°E / 25.286; 88.994.

Transport[edit]

At the time of partition in 1947, Hili Railway Station got located in Pakistan and is now in Hakimpur Upazila of Bangladesh.[3]

Extension of the Eklakhi-Balurghat Branch Line to Hili was announced in the Rail Budget for 2010-11.[4]

Border crossing[edit]

Hili has an India-Bangladesh border check point.[5][6] As part of Hili is located in Bangladesh, the other side of the border is also known as Hili in Hakimpur Upazila in Dinajpur diatrict of Bangladesh. Sizeable trade activity is carried on with trucks traveling across the border.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chattopadhyay, Dhiman (2001-11-12). "Peaceful coexistence at Hili border". The Times of India, 12 November 2001. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Victory day on Hili border". The Telegraph, 13 December 2005. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Hili Rail Station". Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Railway projects galore for Bengal". The Hindu Business Line, 26 February 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Tourist Places – Hili Block". Dakshin Dinajpur district administration. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Transport in Bangladesh". Bangladesh – Getting there & away. lonely planet. Retrieved 2011-12-15.