Gadkari flags off India-Nepal bus service in Delhi

Source:  twocircles.net

New Delhi : Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Tuesday flagged off the Delhi-Kathmandu bus service here and said the government was planning to start similar services to every neighbouring country soon.

“This initiative by the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to extend good relations between India and Nepal, which has existed since its independence,” Gadkari told reporters while flagging off the bus from the Ambedkar Stadium bus terminal here.

This was the second international bus service by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) after its Delhi-Lahore service was launched in 1999.

The bus will run between Delhi and Kathmandu daily and cover the distance of 1,250 km in around 30 hours.

The bus will travel via the Yamuna expressway to Agra, Firozabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and Sunauli and thereafter will enter Nepalese territory to reach Kathmandu.

The bus fare will be Rs.2,300 per person.

Gadkari said the bus service was part of Modi’s agenda to strengthen ties with neighbouring countries, which was very important for every nation to do. More info

Ilustration photo Kathmandu Durbar Square by http://www.nepaltoursinfo.com/

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