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Land Port Authority of India (LPAI)

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Source: ET

Context:  Recently, Union Home Minister laid the foundation stone of various development projects of LPAI.

About the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI):

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The Land Ports Authority of India is a statutory body established under the Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010 to provide safe, secure and systematic facilities for the movement of cargo as well passengers at its Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) along the international borders of India.
Responsible forDeveloping and managing facilities for the cross-border movement of passengers and goods at designated points along international borders
UnderMinistry of Home Affairs
Operational land portsCurrently 9: Attari, Agartala, Petrapole, Raxaul, Jogbani, Moreh, Sutarkandi, Srimantapur, and PTB at Dera Baba Nanak
PurposeTo establish, operate and manage Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) along land borders of India
What are ICPs?These are facilities established at designated points along international borders to provide a single-window service for customs clearance, immigration, and other regulatory clearances for the cross-border movement of goods and people.