Passenger train providers between India and Bangladesh resumed on Sunday after an over two-year hole owing to the pandemic with the flagging off of Bandhan Specific from Kolkata station on method to Khulna within the neighbouring nation, an Jap Railway (ER) official stated right here.
Maitree Specific can be scheduled to renew providers between Kolkata and Dhaka on Sunday and can journey to the Bangladesh capital on Monday morning on the primary journey from right here since March 2020, he stated.
“Passenger train providers between India and Bangladesh, which have been stopped for over two years owing to the pandemic, resumed with the flagging off of Bandhan Specific from Kolkata station at 7.10 am,” ER spokesperson Ekalavya Chakraborty stated.
Whereas the Bandhan Specific between Kolkata and Khulna runs two days per week, Maitree Specific connecting Kolkata with the BangladeshI capital is a five-day service.
Chakraborty advised PTI that individuals on either side of the border are excited in regards to the resumption of the train
“With the consolation of prepare journey and a handy time schedule together with affordability, individuals desire this mode of transport over others similar to bus and air,” he stated.
The trains have a capability of round 450 passengers and have air-conditioned chair automotive and govt class classes, he stated.
India-Bangladesh prepare connectivity by means of West Bengal will obtain one other increase from June 1 with the inauguration of Mitali Specific between New Jalpaiguri and Dhaka, Chakraborty stated.
The brand new service may even increase tourism in northern West Bengal as many travellers from Bangladesh present a eager curiosity in exploring the Darjeeling Hills and the forests and tea gardens of Dooars within the foothills, he stated.
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