It will now be easier for travellers to go from Pirojpur to Kolkata in India on bus as Green Line Paribahan has launched their service in this route yesterday.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Piropur Abu Ali Sazzad Hossain inaugurated the service at Pirojpur District Bus Terminal.
Hyatul Islam Khan, superintendent of police in Pirojpur, was also present during the event.
Md Nazrul Islam, representative of Green Line’s bus counter in Pirojpur, said one air-conditioned bus will operate on the route every day.
He said a total of 36 passengers will be able to travel at once.
At first, a bus will take passengers to Benapole, explained Nazrul, adding that after completing all formalities, passengers will board another bus and head to New Market in Kolkata.
The total travel cost will be Tk 1,200 per passenger from Pirojpur and Rs 1,000 from Kolkata.
Every day a bus will leave for Kolkata at 7am and passengers will reach the location at 3:30pm. The service from Kolkata to Pirojpur will begin at 8am.
Before, travellers had to go to Benapole by other buses and enter India through organising transport by themselves, said Nazrul.
The process has been streamlined now, he said.
On the first day, 29 passengers travelled to Kolkata through the bus service, Nazrul said.
People from other southern districts will be able to avail the service as well, he said, adding that travellers will be able to collect tickets from Bagerhat, Khulna, and Benapole counters.