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Phulbari, Jalpaiguri


Phulbari is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Phulbari is located in India
Phulbari (India)
Coordinates: 26°38′11″N 88°25′00″E / 26.6363°N 88.4166°E / 26.6363; 88.4166
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationWB
Nearest citySiliguri / Jalpaiguri
Lok Sabha constituencyJalpaiguri
Vidhan Sabha constituencyDabgram-Phulbari

Phulbari also known as Fulbari is a road border crossing for vehicles and people 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

Border crossing of vehicles between Phulbari in India and Banglabandha in Bangladesh was inaugurated on January 2011.[1] Earlier, Nepal-Bangladesh transit through the border started in a limited manner in 1997. Goods-laden trucks from both sides cross the border and unload the goods at warehouses in the other country. The Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Bangladesh's Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury attended the inauguration ceremony.[2] This land port can also be used for the movement of people between Bangladesh and India.[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


  1. ^ "Banglabandha land port opens today". The Daily Star. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  2. ^ "India, Bangladesh open new land port to boost trade - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ "India, Bangladesh open a new land port connecting Phulbari, Banglabandha". 18 February 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Banglabandha port prospects dim". Priyo Internet Life, 3 August 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Priority Investment - India" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2011.