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Tripura to introduce more buses on Agartala-Dhaka-Kolkata route

| Updated: June 18, 2022 15:11:03

Tripura to introduce more buses on Agartala-Dhaka-Kolkata route

Indian state Tripura plans to introduce more buses to transport passengers to Kolkata through Bangladesh, in addition to the currently-active bus service on the Agartala-Dhaka-Kolkata route.

Speaking to reporters in Agartala on Friday, Tripura’s Transport Secretary L H Darlong said the state government has also asked Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to take up the issue of fuel supplies through Bangladesh for emergencies, reports The Indian Express.

The official said the Tripura state government has requested the Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner’s office at Agartala to expedite the process of issuing visas to Indian nationals wishing to travel via Akhaura Integrated Check Post as two pairs of additional buses are about to commence operation between the two countries soon.

As per reports from the local Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner’s office, around 500-600 applications are submitted daily for visas to travel to the neighbouring country. Most of these visa requests are for tourism or for meeting relatives in Bangladesh as many citizens of Tripura are those who migrated during the Partition or before the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

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