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Government Plans to Launch Guwahati-Dhaka Bus Service
Dec 17, 2014

Government plans to introduce regular passenger bus services to Dhaka from Guwahati in Assam via Shillong in Meghalaya. To study and finalize the routes and start the bus services to Dhaka from Shillong and Guwahati, a joint technical survey/trial run was organized on 10-11th December, 2014 from Guwahati to Dhaka. The trial run/route survey was carried out jointly by delegations from India and Bangladesh by way of a dry run of the service to assess route conditions and other technical parameters. The trial run was concluded at Dhaka on the 12 December and delegations submitted the report on the details and feasibility of starting of the regular bus services.

This will be in addition to two passenger bus services to Dhaka already operating from Kolkata in West Bengal and Agartala in Tripura. Negotiations with Bangladesh for starting the bus services from Guwahati and Shillong have been underway for the past several months and have gathered momentum. The proposed bus service covering approximately 500 km. starting from Guwahati will take the Shillong-Dawki (Meghalaya)/Tamabil (Bangladesh)-Sylhet-Dhaka route.


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