Monday, 17 January, 2022
HomeDiplomacyIndia-Nepal bus service halted due to Covid resumes after over a year

India-Nepal bus service halted due to Covid resumes after over a year

A 45-seater bus left the Siliguri bus terminus in West Bengal Tuesday afternoon for Kathmandu. The bus will leave for Nepal from Siliguri on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 3 pm.

Text Size:

Siliguri: Bus service between Siliguri in West Bengal and Kathmandu in Nepal resumed after remaining suspended for over a year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A 45-seater bus left the Siliguri Junction bus terminus on Tuesday afternoon for Kathmandu with a few passengers.

The bus will reach Kathmandu via Kakarvita, Lalgarh, Naubis, as per the Siliguri Bus Owners’ And Booking Agents’ Association.

Passengers travelling on the bus will have to be fully vaccinated, besides following all COVID-safety protocols, the association’s president Santosh Saha said.

The bus will leave for Kathmandu from Siliguri on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3 pm.

The ticket is priced at Rs 1,500.

Tour operators expressed hope, stating that the resumption of the bus service would boost tourism in the region.


Also read: Nepal Army chief embarks on four-day visit to India to bolster defence ties


 

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

Most Popular

×