TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
Kolkata- Khulna-Dhaka bus and Train 3 services launched from Kolkata
With aim to increase the bilateral relation between India and Bangladesh, Kolkata- Khulna-Dhaka bus services launched from Kolkata by Prime minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime minister Smt.Sheikh Hasina and chief minister of West Bengal Smt Mamata Banerjee.
This is an initiative taken to strengthen bilateral relations and provide better road and rail connectivity for people from both India and Bangladesh.
- Apart from bus services , Train services between two nation also launched named Maitree-2 Express.
- He Train service which had been discontinued since 1965, was restored when the Maitree Express between Kolkata and Dhaka was operationalised in 2008 between two countries.
- The train service named Maitree- 2 express which launched today is second betweenKolkata and Dhaka, will pass via Khulna.
- The new service will operate through the Benapole-Petrapole border