New Delhi: The Bangladesh-India land border saw the entry of the first Bangladeshi vehicle late last month after the two countries signed an accord to improve regulation of passengers and cargo traffic. The first Bangladeshi vehicle will arrive in the National Capital on Monday.

The vehicle has been fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS) and will reach the Inland Container Depot (CID) carrying commercial goods.

“It is a historic moment as a vehicle from Bangladesh carrying imported consignment has been allowed to come into India without changing trucks,” said Vinayak Azaad, Additional Commissioner at ICD, Patparganj.

Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement which was signed last year permits vehicle to enter each other’s territory without having to go through trans-shipments of goods at the border of the country.

The move has been hailed as a positive development for the countries involved as it does not necessitate the costly process of changing the vehicles at the border.