MODI, HASINA, MAMATA FLAG OFF AGARTALA, GUWAHATI BUS SERVICES


MODI, HASINA, MAMATA FLAG OFF AGARTALA, GUWAHATI BUS SERVICES

modi-busBus services between key cities of Bangladesh and India have been launched on Saturday at the office of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka. Photo: Twitter/ @PMOIndia
Star Online Report

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee jointly inaugurated Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala and Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati bus services this afternoon.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina Wajid (R) welcomes her Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi (L) at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on June 6, 2015.  India's prime minister arrived in Bangladesh to seal a land pact which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.  AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN

Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina Wajid (R) welcomes her Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi (L) at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on June 6, 2015. India’s prime minister arrived in Bangladesh to seal a land pact which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN

The three leaders met at the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to launch the bus services, which will run through key cities of the two neighbouring countries, in a move being seen as Bangladesh allowing road transit to India, a long standing Indian demand.

It is one of key development during the visiting Indian premier’s maiden Bangladesh trip that began today.

It will be the first direct bus service connecting Kolkata and northeastern India through Bangladesh.

Before his arrival at the PMO, the Indian premier met with Mamata at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon around 3:00am.

viewimageModi reached the capital amid high hopes for strengthening economic and trade ties between the two neighbouring countries.

Mamata meanwhile reached Dhaka last evening to attend some official programmes with the Indian prime minister. She is expected to be present during exchange of Instrument of Ratification of the historic Land Boundary Agreement.

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JUNE 06, 2017

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