DOT Desk: Bangladesh’s Shyamoli Paribahan has agreed to increase frequency of daily passenger bus services between India’s Agartala and Kolkata via Dhaka, as road and rail links between north eastern Indian state of Tripura and the rest of the country remain snapped following massive landslides triggered by heavy rains, reports The Daily Star.
At present, Shyamoli Paribahan operates on the Agratala-Kolkata via Dhaka route with only one bus each from the two ends, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
The train service in Tripura has remained disrupted for the past one month due to heavy rains.
The national highway no. 6 connects Tripura through Karimganj-Sabroom national highway no. 8. But due to massive landslides at Lumshong in East Jaintia Hills, the road connectivity of Tripura with the rest of the country via rail and road continues to be cut off, Tripura’s Principal Secretary L H Darlong said on Thursday.
Road and rail link restoration work at Lumshong has been stalled by incessant heavy rains.
and it is uncertain when vehicular movement on the highway will resume, he said.