Norms relaxed for Bangladesh tankers to supply LPG to Tripura


Norms relaxed for Bangladesh tankers to supply LPG to Tripura

Now tankers carrying bulk LPG from Bangladesh will be allowed to enter India and supply LPG to Bishalgarh 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 won’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 Corporation, and a registered company in Bangladesh.

Officials said this mechanism will benefit LPG users in this part of northeast. Tankers need to travel approximately 1,500 km 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 the required documents issued by authorities such as driving licence, registration certificate, etc. Read more

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