AGARTALA, January 19, 2018: A second passenger bus to Kolkata via Dhaka was started from Agartala, Tripura, to give a boost to the trans-border relationship between India and Bangladesh.
The second bus service has been named Maitre-2.
The buses red in color were flagged off by Tripura Road Transport Corporation Chairman Rajendra Reang and MLA Ratan Das in Agartala recently.
Passengers in the bus were very excited to be a part of the first Volvo service from the state.
Anurabh Dhar, a passenger, said, “This will be a very secure service as we shall be able to go directly there. I make a lot of friends with Bangladeshi people especially during traveling and this will help in it.”
The bus service is expected to improve the relationship between India and Bangladesh through people-to-people connectivity.
Tripura shares a solid relationship with Bangladesh and West Bengal, because of the density of the Bengali populated densities.
The first Maitre bus service was launched in the year 2015.
The Kolkata-Dhaka bus link began in June 1999. And a separate Agartala-Dhaka service started in September 2003.
Featured image(courtesy): ANI