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ICP to get sheds for gypsum imports

punjab Updated: Jul 27, 2013 20:28 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

The management at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) have announced that sheds would soon be built at the facility to store gypsum, usually imported from Pakistan.

The move comes after traders recently resented losses incurred due to lack of proper storage facilities at the ICP.

Every monsoon, importers usually suffer large losses as gypsum and other material is damaged after being dumped in the open.

To look into the issue, secretary border management government of India Gauri Kumar and Amritsar DC Rajat Aggarwal visited the ICP at Attari and looked into issues that were inconveniencing the traders.

It was then decided to a form a committee to look into the major issue issues faced at the local level.

The committee will involve the deputy commissioner, officials of the Customs, Land Port Authority of India and other agencies.

Amritsar DC Rajat Aggarwal told HT "There were concerns faced by the traders and all were discussed with the border management secretary. Besides, building sheds for storing gypsum import, a decision was taken to upgrade facilities of parking of trucks inside the ICP."

The DC added that the Border Management secretary also asked Customs officials to operationalise the Electronic Data Interface (EDI) system for the convenience of the traders.

"The ICP has a huge potential. There are some teething problems. However, we are committed to remove all hindrances," said Aggarwal.