Kathmandu, Delhi bus flag-off today

Three routes have been identified initially by the Centre for the commencement of the bus service.

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Published: November 25, 2014 12:32:05 am

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will flag off the Delhi-Kathmandu bus service Tuesday, days after the Cabinet approved the signing of a bilateral agreement for the regulation of passenger traffic between India and Nepal at the forthcoming SAARC Summit in Kathmandu.

The Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had also approved the signing and ratifying of the SAARC Motor Vehicles Agreement at the Summit, to be held on November 26 and 27.

Three routes have been identified initially by the Centre for the commencement of the bus service: Kathmandu to Delhi via Gorakhpur and Lucknow, Kathmandu to Delhi via Azamgarh and Varanasi, and Pokhara to Delhi via Gorakhpur and Lucknow.

The Motor Vehicle Agreement, in addition to facilitating regular bus service, also provides for movement of private vehicles and cargo between SAARC countries, subject to the agreed upon framework under the draft agreement.

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