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Dawki or Dauki is a town in West Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya, India.

Dawki

Duki, Dauki
town
Dawki is located in Meghalaya
Dawki
Dawki
Location in Meghalaya, India
Dawki is located in India
Dawki
Dawki
Dawki (India)
Coordinates: 25°11′0″N 92°1′0″E / 25.18333°N 92.01667°E / 25.18333; 92.01667Coordinates: 25°11′0″N 92°1′0″E / 25.18333°N 92.01667°E / 25.18333; 92.01667
Country India
StateMeghalaya
DistrictWest Jaintia Hills
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
793109
Vehicle registrationML
Nearest cityShillong, Jowai, Silchar

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GeographyEdit

Dawki Border-crossingEdit

Dawki Integrated Check Post or Dawki border crossing is on Dawki-Tamabil is one of the few road border crossings between India and Bangladesh in West Jaintia Hills district in the state of Meghalaya,India, the corresponding post in Bangladesh is Tamabil post. Dawki ICP foundation stone was laid in January 2017 and will become operation in 2-18.[3] It is used mainly for coal transportation to Bangladesh. Some 500 trucks cross the border every day in peak season.[4][5][6]

Some shared transport is available from Barabazar in Shillong to the border post at Dawki every morning. Buses are also available for the 70 kilometres (43 mi) journey from Shillong. On the other side inside Bangladesh the Tamabil bus station, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) away, has regular bus service to Sylhet 55 kilometres (34 mi) away.[7][8]

Places of interestEdit

 
The Umngot River Boating at Dawki

Dawki Bridge, is a suspension bridge over the Umngot River. It was constructed in 1932 by the British.[9]

 
Water is so clear that underneath is visible.
Dawki Bridge

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://wikimapia.org/559420/Dawki Wikimapia
  2. ^ http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/talkingturkey/a-trip-to-dawki-a-hidden-paradise-and-a-friendly-international-border/
  3. ^ Dawki ICP foundation stone laid.
  4. ^ "Travel and Tourism Information". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Coal-laden trucks stranded on Bangladesh border". The Hindu Business Line, 13 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Notification No. 63/94-Cus. (N.T.) dtd 21/11/1994 with amendments - Land Customs Stations and Routes for import and export of goods by land or inland water ways". Archived from the original on 28 January 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  7. ^ Shillong to Sylhet. India Lonely Planet. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  8. ^ From India. Bangladesh Lonely Planet. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  9. ^ http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?id=s0010632 Dawki Suspension Bridge

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