Dhaka-Kathmandu trial bus service flagged off
Published: 01:49 PM, 23 April 2018
Two buses have left Dhaka for Kathmandu as part of a trial of bus service on Bangladesh-India-Nepal route, what is seen as a major development in cross-border transport service among the three nations.
Carrying 80 delegates of the three nations and led by BRTC Chairman Fariduddin Ahmed, the two Shyamoli NR Travels buses, under the supervision of the BTRC, left the BRTC International Bus Terminal, Motijheel, Dhaka, at 9 am on Monday.
Road Transport and Highways Division Joint Secretary Ehsan E Elahi confirmed the information.
He said, “44-member delegation led by the BRTC chairman is going on this journey to Kathmandu.”
“25 officials from different Bangladesh ministries and organisations are part of this delegation. There are also 11 Indians, six Nepalis and two officials from the Asian Development Bank,” the official added.
The delegation will reach Nepal`s capital Kathmandu on April 26, via Siliguri, scrutinising in detail all the aspects of the journey. They will submit a report, based on which a protocol will be signed.
“This marks a good beginning of sub-regional connectivity,” said Nazrul Islam, secretary for the road transport and highways division. He said the protocol will be signed “soon”.
After the protocol agreement, commercial bus service will be launched.
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