Trial run for bus service for Bangladesh-India and Nepal

Two buses reached India on Wednesday from Dhaka
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EOI CORRESPONDENT
SILIGURI
24 Apr 2018

The tri nation bus service between Bangladesh-India and Nepal will soon start after the positive feedback of the trial run of the two buses that reached Indian border Fulbari this evening.
Two buses carrying 25 delegations from Bangladesh, 12 Indian, six Nepalese and one from Asian Development Bank reached here. The bus will hold at Uttarkany near Siliguri.
The buses will be flagged off on Wednesday morning from Uttarkanya and then enter Nepal via Panitanki border. The buses will reach Kathmandu on 26th April covering total of 1,200 kilometers.
Bangladesh’s road transport and highway division secretary Nazrul Islam said, “The proposed commercial bus service comes under the purview of Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement, which the four nations signed in 2015 for the movement of passengers and cargo vehicles of the four nations.
According to tourism stake holder of North Bengal the first seamless movement of passenger vehicle will be of a great impact in economic development of the all four concerned countries.