Guwahati: There is a shy of relief for the drivers of Tankers carrying LPG from Bangladesh to India. With the new norms, now tankers carrying bulk LPG from Bangladesh will be allowed to enter India and supply LPG to Bishalgar bottling Plant in Tripura. The Road Transport Ministry has relaxed norms for the vehicles registered in Bangladesh to ply in India for this specific purpose and they don’t require any compliance with Indian norms.
However, this exception will be only for the vehicles that will be identified through an MOU between the registered petroleum products refining and supply company, which is Indian Oil Company and a registered company in Bangladesh.
Officials said that the Mechanism will benefit the LPG users in this part of the North East. Tankers need to travel approximately 1,500km to transport bulk LPG from Haldia to Tripura and this becomes a challenge when the state faces any shortage
The notification says the driver of the tankers coming from Bangladesh will have to carry will have to carry the required documents issued by the authorities such as driving license, Registration Certificate etc.
The documents will be verified at the Border.