Agartal: After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the international Agartala-Kolkata bus service via Dhaka would resume from Thursday, an official said.
A 40-seater bus is expected to start its journey from Tripura State Transport Corporation’s international terminal at Krishnanagar here in Kolkata at 10 a.m., he said.
Ticket sales started today. A passenger must have a valid passport and transit visa to board the bus bound for Kolkata, said Rajesh Kumar Das, MD of TRTC.
The service will be available six days a week, except Fridays, and the fare has been set at Rs 2,300 per passenger, Das said.
The bus will cover a distance of around 500 km from Agartala to Kolkata via Dhaka in around 19 hours. A train journey between the two destinations via Guwahati takes around 35 hours, officials said.
The international bus service will benefit people amid rising air fares and a shortage of long-distance train tickets, they said.
Bus installation on this route was suspended in March 2020 after the outbreak of the pandemic.
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