April 9 (TravelAndy): To facilitate travel between India and Bangladesh, a Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service was flagged off from Kolkata yesterday.
This is a part of several initiatives being taken to strengthen bilateral relations and provide better tourism, road and rail connectivity for citizens of both India and Bangladesh. (Also read: Kolkata budget travel guide)
The bus services are being operated on the Kolkata-Dhaka and Kolkata- Dhaka-Agaratala routes in addition to the newly introduced Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service. Continue reading Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus starts
March 21 (TravelAndy): The proposal for an Istanbul to Dhaka railway route was discussed at a two-day meeting attended by the representatives of more than 11 countries in New Delhi last week.
The meeting on “Strengthening Railway Transport Connectivity in South and South West Asia” was organised by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in co-ordination with Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD) and the Indian railway ministry.
Discussions were held to strengthen the rail transport and provide connectivity to the countries in South Asia and South East Asia. Among the countries that took part in the meeting are Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and India. Continue reading Istanbul-Dhaka railway route on the table
March 21 (TravelAndy): In order to enhance cross border tourism and trade, India and Bangladesh is looking to restore rail link between Darjeeling and Dhaka.
The rail route between Darjeeling, the hill town in India’s West Bengal state and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, will be restored after 52 years, since it was severed during India-Pakistan war in 1965, Mujibul Haque, Bangladesh railway minister, told the Dhaka Tribune.
“We will wrap up the project by late 2019,” added Mujibul. Continue reading Plans to restore Dhaka-Darjeeling rail link
February 10 (TravelAndy): Air India Express, the low-cost wings of India’s flagship carrier Air India, has announced a new flight between Delhi and Dhaka, commencing from February 16.
Four flights a week will travel between the capital of India and that of Bangladesh, said the airline.
The flight will depart from Delhi on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 13.15 and reach Dhaka at 16.00. Continue reading Air India Express to fly Delhi-Dhaka
April 28 (TravelAndy): Gulf Air has decided to start direct flight services between Bahrain’ capital city Manama and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, from May 30, said reports.
The five-times-a week flight will depart from Manama either at 0100 or 2010 and reach Dhaka either at 0930 or 0440.
On its return, it will leave Dhaka either at 1030 or 0540 and land in Manama either at 1325 or 0835. Continue reading Gulf Air to start Manama-Dhaka flight
June 7 (TravelAndy): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina flagged off a bus service connecting the Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura via Dhaka on Saturday.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was also present at the event in the Bangladesh capital.
The new bus route has significantly shrunk the road distance between the two Indian states to around 500km with one not having to go around Bangladesh. Continue reading Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus cuts travel time