Satish Aditya |BNM
RAXAUL : The ministry of home affairs has restricted the all type of passenger movements through all the Immigration land check posts located at Indo-Nepal border , Indo-Bangaladesh border, Indo-Bhutan border , and Indo-Myanmar border with effect from March 15 till further orders in view of the spread of COVID-19.
But this restriction does not apply to four Immigration land checkposts along Indo –Nepal border including Raxaul immigration checkpost of Bihar, Bhawna- Sonauli Land checkpost in UP , MahendraNagar- Banbasa Land checkpost in Uttarakhand and Raniganj – Pashupatinagar Land checkpost in West Bengal .
In a office memorandum issued by the Immigration section of Foreign division of ministry of Home affairs on Friday said Raxaul Land Immigration checkpost would be operational in Bihar for India , Nepal and Bhutan nationals but the entry of Foreigner of third country has been restricted ,said Kumar Pankaj , DSP of Raxaul Immigration officer . Raxaul Immigration check post in only entry point for Foreigners from Nepal in Bihar and this check post is under Immigration Bureau .
He further said that any persons from Nepal or Bhutan coming or going through this check post would be screened and they have to show their history of travel .Priywart Sharma, Commandant of SSB 47 battalion at Raxaul border said that SSB jawans have been deployed at Pantoka , Matri bridge , Integrated checkpost and Immigration checkpost at Raxaul with medical teams to screen the people coming to Bihar from Nepal side . The SSB jawans have been also deployed at different traditional routes to Nepal on Indo-Nepal border . Besides SSB has intensified awareness drive about Coronavirus in the bordering villages in East and West Champaran districts .