The Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka Bus service was been inaugurated on April 8 in Kolkata on the wake of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India. The trial runs for the bus service was conducted last year on October 30-31. The bus service will be further extended to Dhaka as per the request by Bangladesh. Along with the new bus service running between the two countries, a Khulna-Kolkata Maitree Express was also inaugurated today that will run from Khulna (Bangladesh) to Kolkata via Petropole-Benapole (Bangladesh).
Earlier today Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a joint press statement with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi where 22 crucial agreements were exchanged between India and Bangladesh. While addressing the meet, PM Modi started the conference by saying, “Today marks a golden era in India-Bangladesh ties. We thank PM Hasina for acknowledging our soldier’s efforts in liberating Bangladesh from the reign of terror.” Then while talking about the connectivity between the two countries he said, “Connectivity is crucial for the development of two countries. We are enhancing several new links between two countries. New bus and train links are being developed.” He further added, “India has always stood for the prosperity of Bangladesh, we are long-standing and trusted development partner of Bangladesh.”
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The inauguration was done through video conferencing along with the inauguration of a road connectivity project. “Building the ties that bind, one step at a time. The two leaders inaugurate two rails and a road connectivity project via video conf,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.