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Facilities

LPAI endeavours to provide safe, secure and systematic facilities for movement of cargo as well passengers at its ICPs. The majority of services at the ICPs are free, except those meant for trade which are charged as per the prescribed rates of tariff. At present there is also no entry fee or usage fee for either passengers or trade. The ICP will bring various services like Customs, Immigration under one roof for the first time and also provide parking, warehousing, banking as well as rest room facilities, in a state-of-the-art set up, to the people

Facilities for Trade

At the ICPs sufficient capacity has been created for storage of goods both in warehouses and open yards. Apart from manual workers a number of automated machinery is used for loading and unloading of goods. Sufficient parking facilities have been provided along with wide paved roads for smooth flow of traffic and cargo. In-house weighment facilities are provided for trucks. Loading and unloading of goods is carried out separately for different types of cargo at designated points. Special efforts are made through segregation and stacking to maintain quality and hygiene in storing of import / export items. Efforts are made through CCTV cameras to avoid pilferage at the warehouses. The security at the ICPs is provided by the respective Border Guarding Force. Comfortable and clean resting facilities are provided for drivers and coolies apart from quality food at the canteens run at subsidised rates. The chargeable services for trade are - parking, weighment services, loading/unloading and warehousing. The warehouse charges are levied only if the cargo is not cleared within the prescribed time limit. Similarly, parking fee is levied only for overnight parking of trucks.

The chargeable services for trade are - parking fee, weighment charges, loading/unloading charges, and warehouse charges. The warehouse charges are levied only after free period allowed for clearance of goods. Similarly, parking fee is levied only for the trucks parked overnight.

Facilities for Passengers

The passengers transiting through the ICPs are provided with clean and secure facilities. All passenger facilities at the ICP are free. Immigration, customs, bank are all under one roof. At Attari ferry services from the zero line to the ICP is also provided for free to the passengers through dedicated busses. Apart from neat and clean toilet facilities, RO treated water and free baggage trolleys basic medical facilities for minor treatment and rest for sick passengers are provided. The waiting halls have adequate capacity for accommodating large number of passengers.

IMPROVEMENTS THROUGH ICPs

Key Feature Before ICP After ICP
Passenger Flow Constrained Efficient
Passenger Facilities Minimal Sufficient
Processes Unorganized Smooth
General Utilities Scarce Optimum
Support Facilities Haphazard Systematic
Sanitization Virtually non-existent Fully sanitized
Internal circulation Congested Dedicated lanes
Traffic conditions Traffic jams, delays Constant flow, no delay
Capacity Constraints Evident Non existent
Aesthetics Unplanned Soothing, pleasing

 

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