Update February 8, 2015

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Dhaka-Agartala bus service suspended

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Dhaka-Agartala bus service suspended

8 February 2015, Nirapad News: Shyamali Paribahan has suspended its bus service between Dhaka and Agartala for an indefinite period.
The decision has been informed to Tripura Road Transport Corporation (TRTC).

A government official here said the ongoing and unrelenting violence in Bangladesh forced them to suspend the service.

TRTC managing director RM Malakar said Shyamali was operating a bus from Dhaka to Agartala thrice a week after the TRTC suspended its service on the route for security reasons.

In September 2013, TRTC’s Dhaka-bound passenger bus, ‘Maitree’, was burnt by a mob when it was involved in a road crash in Narsinghdi ahead of Dhaka.

Though the service was resumed after a few months, the TRTC scaled down its service and finally suspended the operation in January for an indefinite period.

The Agartala-Dhaka bus service was started in September 2003. The Tripura government has been demanding a regular bus service between Agartala and Kolkata via Dhaka.

The state government had also sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit in December last year.

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