Bangladesh-India bus services resume after 27 months...

Bangladesh-India bus services resume after 27 months

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:21 AM, 10 June 2022   Updated: 11:01 AM, 10 June 2022

Bangladesh-India interstate bus service; File Photo

Bangladesh-India interstate bus service; File Photo

Bangladesh-India interstate bus service resumed on Friday after being closed for about 27 months due to the COVID pandemic. The first bus left BRTC’s Kamalapur depot for Kolkata at 7:30 am.

The buses of Dhaka-Kolkata, Dhaka-Siliguri, Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala and Dhaka-Khulna-Kolkata routes will ply first. However, the Dhaka-Sylhet-Shillong-Guwahati bus route is not plying now.

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) Chairman Tajul Islam said buses have started plying on four routes. The first bus left BRTC’s Kamalapur depot for Kolkata at 7:30 am on Friday. The Dhaka-Sylhet-Shillong-Guwahati bus route will be decided later.

Noted that due to the increase in the outbreak of Covid-19 in India-Bangladesh, inter-country bus communication between the two countries was suspended in March 2020. However, there were plans to re-launch the service in March 2022, however, it could not be implemented due to visa complications. 

Shyamoli Paribahan, a non-government organization in Bangladesh, operates buses on these routes under the supervision of BRTC.

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