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Agartala-Kolkata bus service through Dhaka resumes after two years

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The cross-border bus from Agartala to Kolkata through Dhaka began its journey after a hiatus of over two years

The cross-border bus from Agartala to Kolkata through Dhaka began its journey after a hiatus of over two years

The Agartala-Kolkata bus service through Dhaka resumed on June 10 after a hiatus of over two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tripura Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy flagged off the worldwide bus service on the built-in checkpost at Akhaura.

“The cross-border bus service will increase cooperation between India and Bangladesh,” the minister stated through the programme.

Altogether 28 passengers boarded the 40-seater bus for Kolkata through Dhaka, and the service will likely be accessible for six days per week.

The bus will cowl a distance of round 500 km from Agartala to Kolkata through Dhaka in round 19 hours. A practice journey between the 2 locations through Guwahati takes round 35 hours, an official stated.

The bus facility on this route was suspended in March 2020 after the pandemic struck.

The fare from Agartala to Kolkata through Dhaka will likely be ₹2,300 per passenger, together with travelling tax, whereas it will likely be ₹1,000 from Tripura capital to Dhaka.

“The direct bus service will likely be of assist to individuals in view of cancellations of long-distance trains on account of flood and landslide in neighboring Assam and excessive demand for flights leading to a pointy improve in airfare,” the minister stated.

Mr. Roy stated the variety of passengers will improve within the days to return as they are going to be conscious of the resumption of the bus service. He additionally appealed the authorities involved to make sure easy working of buses within the cross-border route in strict adherence to overseas legal guidelines.

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Asserting that the State’s connectivity with remainder of the nation has improved through the BJP-led NDA regime on the Centre, Mr. Roy stated the variety of every day flights from the Agartala airport will likely be elevated from the present depend of 18 per day.

Agartala Mayor Deepak Majumder, Assistant Excessive Commissioner of Bangladesh in Agartala Arif Mohammad and state’s Principal Secretary LH Darlong had been current on the programme.

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