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May 23, 2019 India
Synopsis: According to the most recent information, bus services between India and Nepal have resumed after a long gap of two years. A private bus company along with North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) will now operate Siliguri-Kakarvitta-Kathmandu bus services from Tenzing Norgay bus terminus at 2 PM.
According to the most recent information, after a long gap of two-year, bus services between India and Nepal have restarted. According to sources, a private bus operator will initiate the buses between Siliguri-Kakarvitta-Kathmandu with the assistance of the North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC). Firhad Hakim, the state’s minister of transportation, opened the bus service in his existence.
Sources confirmed that the bus will regularly depart from the Tenzing Norgay bus terminal at 2 PM every day and travel 615 kilometers, before arriving in Kathmandu the following morning at roughly 7 AM. Each person’s ticket will cost about INR 1500.
In his conversation with the media, Mr. Hakim stated that he was very pleased to know that NBSTC had resumed bus service after a long break of two years. With this, travel between Nepal and North Bengal will experience an upsurge and bring more tourists to both countries. He added that if the demand increases in the future, NBSTC will probably run more buses on this route. Mr. Hakim further stated that the bus service from Siliguri to Dhaka, Bangladesh, will also begin soon once they receive clearance (NOC) from the Bangladesh Government.
People from both countries are anticipating economic benefits after recommence of the Indo-Nepal bus services. Also, the charges are very reasonable and it will be easier for passengers to have a comfortable night journey to Nepal using these buses. The bus will be a relief for the passengers who wish to visit Nepal for medical and religious reasons.
Therefore, even if the Indo-Nepal bus service was interrupted for a torturous period of two years, its resumption will undoubtedly be advantageous to passengers in a number of ways.
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