Recently India and Nepal opened their second integrated check-post (ICP) on the Jogbani-Biratnagar Border
What is integrated check-post (ICP)?
It is an area along two international borders which facilitate cross border trade and movement of people
- The Integrated Check Post at Jogbani-Biratnagar is built with Indian assistance to facilitate trade and people’s movement across the India-Nepal border.
The current status and details of some of the Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) along the border areas, State and UT wise are given below:
|S. No.||ICP Location||State||Borders with||Current Status|
|1||Attari (Amritsar)||Punjab||Pakistan|| |
|8||Rupaidiha||Uttar Pradesh (U.P.)||Nepal||Approved in December, 2018.|
|9||Sunauli||Uttar Pradesh (U.P.)||Nepal|
Regulation of ICPs by Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI)
- LPAI is a statutory body established under the Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010. Section 11 of the Act gives powers to LPAI to develop, sanitize and manage the facilities for cross-border movement of passengers and goods at designated points along the international borders of India.
- LPAI functions under the administrative control of the Department of Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs
- LPAI was set up to provide safe, secure and systematic facilities for the movement of cargo as well as passengers at its Integrated Check Posts(ICPs) along the international borders of the country