Bihar and Nepal are now connected through bus services. Bihar CM Mr Nitish Kumar flagged off the first bus service between Bihar and Nepal today. The buses are under the control of ‘Bihar State Road Transport Corporations’ (BSRTC).
Further, The bus service will link ‘Bodh Gaya’ and ‘Patna’ in Bihar to Kathmandu and Janakpur in Nepal. “It will strengthen the relations between India and Nepal,” As Nitish Kumar mentioned. The bus service was commissioned following an agreement between India & Nepal too.
Meanwhile, Mr Sanjay Agrawal, Secretary in the Transport Department, argued that, ‘buses from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya will start plying in the second week of September’. He said that, The service between Patna and Kathmandu was due to start in May but was delayed due to lack of official approval from both sides.
The Chief Minister argued that, ‘four buses’ will ply from Bodhgaya to Kathmandu. Similarly, four buses will ply from Patna to Janakpur. The Kathmandu bound bus will go via Patna, Raxaul and Beerganj. The Janakpur bound bus will go via Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi. Mr Nitish Kumar has also said that, bus services from Kathmandu to Bodhgaya will be started by the Government of Nepal on the 13th of Sept..