Two buses left Dhaka for Kathmandu with 44 delegates of Bangladesh, India and Nepal and Asian Development Bank during the trial run of tri-nation bus service on Monday.
BRTC chairman Farid Ahmed Bhuiyan is leading the delegation as part of implementation of tri-nation road communications treaty signed between the three countries.Two buses of Shyamoli Paribahan started the journey from Kamalapur BRTC terminal in the capital around 9:00 am.
The buses are expected to reach the destination at Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, on April 26. Before reaching Kathmandu, the buses will cross 1,100 kilometers’ path to reach the destination within 30 hours.
The bus passengers will have a stopover at Rangpur on Monday before crossing Fulbari border. They are supposed to reach Shiliguri of Darjeeling district on the next day.
The buses will start from Shiliguri at 8:00am and will proceed towards Damak of Nepal after crossing Panitanki-Kakarvitta on the India-Nepal border. Ultimately, the buses will reach Kathmandu on Thursday.
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) signed the treaty back in 2005 to ensure the four-nation road communications. But, Bhutan later withdrew from the treaty, leaving three countries to go ahead with the plan.
However, Bhutan said that it is likely to join the BBIN at a convenient time in future.