Friday, August 19, 2022

West Bengal’s Siliguri-Kathmandu bus service inaugurated

The service will help Nepalese who travel to Siliguri, Darjeeling and neighbouring Sikkim for work. Also, it will help boost tourism in the region

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A bus service by the North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) between Siliguri in Northern West Bengal and Kathmandu in Nepal was recently flagged off. The service will help Nepalese who travel to Siliguri, Darjeeling and neighbouring Sikkim for work. Also, it will help boost tourism in the region. The service was inaugurated by the West Bengal Transport Minister Firhad Hakim, reported PTI.

Incidentally, the West Bengal government has plans of starting a bus service from Siliguri to Bangladesh

The bus, owned by the North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC), will be run by a private agency. Tickets have been priced at INR 1,500 and will be available at the Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus in the city.

The 40-seater bus will be operated from Siliguri on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It will leave at 3 pm.

Incidentally, the West Bengal government has plans of starting a bus service from Siliguri to Bangladesh.

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