Phulbari, Jalpaiguri

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Phulbari is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°38′11″N 88°25′00″E / 26.6363°N 88.4166°E / 26.6363; 88.4166Coordinates: 26°38′11″N 88°25′00″E / 26.6363°N 88.4166°E / 26.6363; 88.4166
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Jalpaiguri
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Siliguri / Jalpaiguri
Lok Sabha constituency Jalpaiguri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Dabgram-Phulbari

Phulbari is a road border crossing for vehicles only on the India-Bangladesh border and a proposed municipality in Rajganj community development block in Jalpaiguri district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The Bangladesh side of the border crossing is Banglabandha.

Border crossing[edit]

Border crossing of vehicles between Phulbari and Banglabandha was inaugurated in January 2011. Earlier, Nepal-Bangladesh transit through the border started in a limited way in 1997. Goods-laden trucks from both sides cross the border and unload the goods at warehouses in the other country. There is no arrangement for the crossing of human beings. The Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Bangladesh's Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury attended the inauguration ceremony.[1][2][3]

There are complaints about lack of proper facilities at the border, and condition of the road between Phulbari and India-Nepal border. India has taken steps to improve the 42 kilometres (26 mi) road between Kankarbhitta, where the Nepalese check-post is located, across the Mechi River from NH 31C and Phulbari border post on State Highway 12.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Banglabandha land port opens today". The Daily Star, 22 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  2. ^ "India, Bangladesh open new land port to boost trade". The Economic Times, 22 January 2011. 2011-01-22. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Banglabandha port prospects dim". Priyo Internet Life, 3 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Priority Investment - India". Retrieved 2011-12-28.