Bus service connecting Kathmandu-Bodhgaya flagged off
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Bus service connecting Kathmandu-Bodhgaya flagged offIn a bid to boost tourism, the Nepal government headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, flagged off the first bus service connecting Kathmandu and the Indian state of Bihar. The inaugural function, which was organised in the capital, was attended by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, along with Nepal's Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth.
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Bus service connecting Kathmandu-Bodhgaya flagged offLauding the Nepal government, Puri in his speech at the event said, "I am happy that we (India and Nepal) are able to start an important bus service which can directly link Bodhgaya and Kathmandu." A deluxe bus service which is equipped with modern facilities like air-conditioned cushioned seats will link two Buddhist sites, namely Swayambhunath Stupa and Bodhgaya.
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Bus service connecting Kathmandu-Bodhgaya flagged offSwayambhunath Stupa is a well-known Buddhist shrine located in Kathmandu, whereas Bodhgaya in India is a place of pilgrimage where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The commencement of this new bus service is expected to give a boost to the tourism industry and generate more revenue for the two neighbours. The service was initiated in Kathmandu nearly three days after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flagged off the first bus service from Bihar to Nepal.
Bus service connecting Kathmandu-Bodhgaya flagged offThe inauguration of bus services from Bihar to Nepal comes nearly four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Nepal in May, had flagged off a bus service connecting Janakpur (Nepal), which is the birthplace of Sita, to Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), the birthplace of Lord Rama.