Janakpur, 17 September : The direct bus service from Janakpur, the provincial capital of Province No 2 to Patna of Bihar State of India has kicked off.
Province No. 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut flagged off the Janakpur-Patna Bus Service and sent the bus ferrying passengers going to Patna.
A total of four buses will be operated along the Janakpur-Patna route and Kathmandu-Bodhgaya on a daily basis.
The Patna-Janakpur direct service, however, came into operation from last Tuesday. The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar flagged off the bus carrying passengers from Patna to Janakpur.
Similarly, Bodhgaya-Kathmandu direct bus services also started on Tuesday.
The bus services were operated by Syambhu Manjushree Pvt Ltd from Nepal while the Bihar Government operated the bus services to Janakpur and Kathmandu, according to Janakpur Zone Bus Entrepreneur Association President Manoj Chaudhary.
Chaudhary shared that well-equipped offices were also set up at the bus stops along these routes. The bus from Janakpur reaches Patna via Bhittamode and Sitamadi while the bus leaving from Kathmandu reaches Patna via Birgunj, Raxaul and Motihari.
The distance between Janakpur to Patna is 225 kilometres and the fare is priced at Rs 440 while the fair for Kathmandu-Bodhgaya costs Rs 2000 and Kathmandu-Patna Rs 1,640.