Dawki

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Dawki
Duki
town
Dawki is located in Meghalaya
Dawki
Dawki
Dawki is located in India
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 West Jaintia Hills
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 793109
Vehicle registration ML
Nearest city Shillong, Syllhet

Dawki is a town in West 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 between India and Bangladesh.[2]

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.[3][4][5]

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.[6][7]

Places of interest[edit]

Dawki Bridge, is a suspension bridge over the Umngot river. It was constructed in 1932 by the British[8]

Dawki Bridge

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