Following the vision of ease of doing business and faster delivery and transport of imported timber, the state Government of Gujarat has implemented Transit Pass Management System for Imported Timber, which is an online process for facilitating transit pass in no time. Kandla port is the largest port in Asia for the transport of imported timber in the nation and many other neighbouring countries. The announcement of the facility in Gujarat has been inaugurated in a program “Good Governance Week” organised from December 25 to 31, 2021.
The system provides seamless issuance of transit passes that helps in monitoring and keeping records of transit permits for inter-state and intra-state transportation of timber. With the implementation of a new system wood based industry in the state as well as the entire country is benefited. Obtaining the Transit pass through a manual process was long and time consuming and the traders had to spend their valuable times to stay in Queue to obtain it. With this launch Kandla Port has become India’s first port to facilitate online transit pass.
Kandla Timber Association (KTA) was trying for it for a very long time. Their demand has been fulfilled now. Mr Navneet Gajjar, President of Kandla Timber Association (KTA) appreciated the decision of Gujarat Government for allowing online transit pass. He said that now it will be easy for the importers to receive their material. This is a very welcoming step and formally it will help the wood based industries.