June 4, 2015
WB CM flags off Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus service from Nabanna
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today flagged off the new bus service which will connect Kolkata with Dhaka in Bangladesh and Agartala in the north-eastern state of Tripura.
West Bengal Chief Minister flagged off the first bus in this route from the Nabanna complex.
The distance between Agartala and Kolkata via Dhaka is 500 km, but it is 1650 km if one travels through the ‘chicken’s neck’ connecting West Bengal to the north east and Guwahati.
Ms Mamata Banerjee termed the occasion as historic and stated that the bus service would strengthen the relationship between the two nations, India and Bangladesh. Thanking the officials for making this historic occasion possible she wished the passengers a safe journey ahead.