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Foundation Day

FOUNDATION DAY OF LAND PORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA

What’s in news?

8th Foundation Day of the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) has been celebrated in New Delhi.

Key data’s:

  • LPAI is involved in building border infrastructure for facilitation of cross border trade and travel on India’s land borders.
  • LPAI for built the Passenger Terminal Building at Dera Baba Nanak, Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.

Land Ports Authority of India:

  • The Land Ports Authority of India is a statutory body established under Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010.
  • Committee of Secretaries in 2003 recommended setting up of Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) at major entry points on India’s land borders.
  • These ICPs were planned to house all the regulatory agencies like Immigration, Customs, Border Security etc. together with support facilities in a single complex to serve as a single-window facility as is prevalent at Airports and Seaports.
  • LPAI intends to provide safe, secure and systematic facilities for movement of cargo as well passengers at its ICPs along the international borders of India.
  • It plans, constructs and maintains roads, terminals and ancillary buildings other than national highways, State highways and railways, at an ICP.
  • It establishes and maintains warehouses, container depots and cargo complexes for the storage or processing of goods with the establishment of hotels, restaurants and restrooms at ICP.

Links to note:

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/sir-c-v-raman/

https://www.5dariyanews.com/news/286942-Nityanand-Rai-presides-over-the-8th-Foundation-Day-of-Land-Ports-Authority-of-India

https://orissadiary.com/union-minister-nityanand-rai-presides-over-the-8th-foundation-day-of-land-ports-authority-of-india/

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