Printed on Wed Jul 06 2022 1:40:51 AM

Kolkata-Dhaka bus service to kick off on June 1

Staff Correspondent
Direct bus services between Bangladesh and India, which were closed due to corona, are being resumed. Bus service will be available from June 1. Shyamoli Paribahan and BRTC will run passenger buses on Kolkata-Dhaka and Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala routes three days a week.

According to the concerned, the passenger bus of Shyamoli Paribahan will officially leave for Dhaka from the Karunamoyee Bus Terminal in Salt Lake, Kolkata on the morning of June 1.

On the same day bus service between Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala is also being started. The train will leave Agartala at 4 pm the next day. The bus will leave Kolkata's Karunamoyee Bus Terminal every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11.45 am.

BRTC will run buses from Kolkata for the remaining three days - Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. At the same time, they will run buses on the Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala route three days a week. Meanwhile, even though it was started with a long break, the bus fare is still at the previous rate.

Meanwhile, a direct train service between Bangladesh and India will be launched on May 29. The train will run from Dhaka to New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri on June 1.

Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said the Kolkata-Dhaka Maitri Express train would be re-launched on May 29. The Bandhan Express train is also being launched between Kolkata and Khulna on this day.
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