'Tin Bigha likely to be kept open 24 hrs within a short time'
Ensuring unfettered communication to the inhabitants of Dahagram-Angorpota enclave, Tin Bigha corridor is likely to be kept open 24 hours within a short time.
Tarique A Karim, Bangladeshi high commissioner in India, said this while visiting the corridor in Lalmonirhat and exchanging views with the enclave inhabitants.
The high commissioner said the inhabitants of Dahagram- Angorpota enclave will be able to use the Tin Bigha corridor round the clock after signing an agreement with India pretty soon.
Earlier, on November 11, the Joint Boundary Working Group of Bangladesh and India, after a two-day meeting in the Indian capital, came to a decision to allow 24-hour access to Bangladeshi nationals through Tin Bigha corridor alongside other boundary issues between the two countries.
Meanwhile, the enclave inhabitants were exuberant to learn about the possibility.
Mozibar Rahman, 65, an inhabitant of the enclave, said,” We are very happy as this long demand of ours is being fulfilled."
Tin Bigha Corridor is now kept open for 12 hrs from 6:30am to 6:30pm blocking any communication with the mainland rest of the time.
Mokhlesar Rahman Sarker, deputy commissioner of Lalmonirhat, Lieutenant Colonel Aslam Hossain, commanding officer of 31 Rifles Battalion and Habibur Rahman, police super, accompanied the high commissioner.