Bus service between Agartala-Kolkata via Dhaka will resume from June 10. Check details HERE
Agartal: After a hiatus of more than two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agartala-Kolkata bus service via Dhaka is set to resume from June 10. The Principal Secretary of the Tripura Transport Department, LH Darlong, has written letters to the Ministry of External Affairs of Bangladesh and the Indian High Commission in the neighboring country, informing them of the plan to resume international bus service. Bus installation on this route was suspended in March 2020 after the outbreak of the pandemic.Also Read – US Federal Deficit Totals $360 Billion in First 7 Months of Fiscal Year 2022
The Tripura government originally planned to restart the bus service from April 28, but it was postponed due to “some technical reasons”, a transport department official said. Also Read – Need to update national population register to include changes due to birth, death and migration, says MHA
Details for Agartala-Kolkata Bus Service via Dhaka
- Tickets for the bus service will be available at the Tripura Road Transport Corporation counter in Krishnanagar from June 1.
- Passengers must have a valid passport and visa to board a vehicle.
- Fare from Agartala to Kolkata via Dhaka will be Rs 2,300 per passenger including travel tax.
- The fare will be Rs 1,000 from the capital Tripura to Dhaka.
In a separate letter to the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, Additional Secretary of State S Chowdhury informed all concerned of the resumption of cross-border bus service. Also Read – Amarnath Yatra Registration: Online Booking for 2022 Begins. Direct link to register, further details here
Notably, the bus will cover a distance of about 500 km from Agartala to Kolkata via Dhaka in about 19 hours. A train journey between the two destinations via Guwahati takes about 35 hours. The international bus service will benefit people amid soaring airfares and the suspension of long-distance trains due to landslides in neighboring Assam.