Darranga (Indo-Bhutan boder), Sep 12: As India and Bhutan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties, the first Border Trade Center between the two countries in Assam was inaugurated on Tuesday.
The Centre is located in Darranga under Tamulpur revenue circle of Baksa in Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts of Assam, adjacent to the township of Samdrup Jongkhar in the district of Samdrup Jongkhar in Bhutan.
A Land Custom Station (LCS) is already functioning in the area, which is being upgraded to a Border Trade Center. Spread over an area of 45 bighas of land, the Centre has been built under Central government's Assistance to States for Development of Export Infrastructure & Allied Activities (ASIDE) Scheme.
The project was approved on January 8, 2010, and has been built at a cost of Rs 1402. (UNI)