NEW DELHI: INDIAN containers bound for Nepal will soon have radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to prevent tampering and diversion. .
Now that Visakhapatnam has been declared the second gateway port after Kolkata for the Himalayan State for export import cargo, the RFID project has been extended.
The Asian Development Bank has funded the RFID project and it will be made operational from Visakhapatnam shortly after its launch in Kolkata in September, said India Customs Commissioner DK Srinivas.
RFID tags help identify the movement of truck-bound sealed containers and those on trains.
For the cargo bound for Bhutan RFID is also being introduced.
The terminal handled 36,600 TEU last year with a growth rate of 24 per cent and expects to maintain that growth in future.