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Guwahati bus leaves for Dhaka

After years of will-it-won’t-it, Guwahati resumed the bus service to Dhaka on Wednesday. PWD minister Ajanta Neog flagged off the bus on trial run to the neighbouring country at a brief function in Guwahati in the morning. The bus started the much-awaited journey via Shillong and Dawki border point in Meghalaya.

The regular bus service is expected to start in two months time after the joint delegation submitted the survey report. A set of modalities are also would be worked out to resume the regular bus service.

The ASTC-owned deluxe air-conditioned bus left the capital city carrying a joint delegation of India and Bangladesh for a technical survey of the route for starting a regular bus service between Guwahati and Dhaka.

The bus took the delegation to Borapani in Meghalaya from where they travelled in a smaller bus to Dawki border point. Then delegation travelled in a bus of Bangladesh. The delegation us scheduled to leave for Dhaka on Thursday morning.

In her speech, Neog said that that India-Bangladesh road connectivity will get a fresh lease of life to boost the trans border trade and commerce. Bangladesh Joint Secretary  of home affairs, Bangladesh Sheikh Abdul Ahad who was present in the function said that the service would give the people of both the countries a new avenue.

 

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