Government Plans to Launch Guwahati-Dhaka Bus Service





Government Plans to Launch Guwahati-Dhaka Bus Service

Government plans to introduce regular passenger bus services to Dhaka from Guwahati in Assam via Shillong in Meghalaya. To study and finalize the routes and start the bus services to Dhaka from Shillong and Guwahati, a joint technical survey/trial run is being organized on 10-11th December, 2014 from Guwahati to Dhaka. The trial run/route survey will be carried out jointly by delegations from India and Bangladesh by way of a dry run of the service to assess route conditions and other technical parameters. The trial run will conclude at Dhaka on the 12th December, 2014 and delegations are expected to submit the report on the details and feasibility of starting of the regular bus services.


To study and finalize the routes and start the bus services to Dhaka from Shillong and Guwahati, a joint technical survey/trial run is being organized on 10-11th December, 2014 from Guwahati to Dhaka. The trial run/route survey will be carried out jointly by delegations from India and Bangladesh by way of a dry run of the service to assess route conditions and other technical parameters. The trial run will conclude at Dhaka on the 12th December, 2014 and delegations are expected to submit the report on the details and feasibility of starting of the regular bus services.

This will be in addition to two passenger bus services to Dhaka already operating from Kolkata in West Bengal and Agartala in Tripura. Negotiations with Bangladesh for starting the bus services from Guwahati and Shillong have been underway for the past several months and have gathered momentum. The proposed bus service covering approximately 500 kms starting from Guwahati will be taking the Shillong- Dawki (Meghalaya)/Tamabil (Bangladesh)-Sylhet-Dhaka route.

The official Indian delegation for the trial run will be led by Shri W. Blah, Superintending Engineer of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. The delegation will also have representatives from the Ministries of Finance, Home Affairs and External Affairs apart from the State Governments of Assam and Meghalaya. The flag off the trial run is scheduled at 9.00 AM on 10.12.2014 from Guwahati. The Bangladesh delegation consisting of 7 senior officials for the trial run will reach Guwahati on 9.12.2014 and proceed to Dhaka on 10.12.2014 by bus along with the Indian delegation.
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120 Special Teams Start Working on Ganga, Yamuna and Ramganga

Special teams set up by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvination have started submitting their reports. 120 such teams were constituted to study various aspects of 118 places along the rivers Ganga,Yamuna and Ramganga.

These places were located in Uttarakhand,UP,Bihar and West Bengal. These teams were asked to find out the latest position of sewage treatment plants located at these places and the types of plantation required along the rivers. The teams were also directed to find out the latest available techniques to modernize these treatment plants to obtain quicker results. Old and nonfunctional treatment plants will be replaced by new ones. These teams will also recommend necessary measures to be taken immediately to contain pollution in these rivers to Central Pollution Control Board.

It may be recalled here that in October last, expert teams from the Ministry inspected 58 big drains falling into Ganga in Uttarakhand and UP to collect samples. The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvination Sushri Uma Bharti was herself present during the inspection of drains in Kanpur.
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