Pokhara, July 11, 2016: The Pokhara-New Delhi bus service has formally started today.
The first ceremonial bus service between Pokhara and New Delhi has been flagged off by Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet and Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae from Pokhara.
The new bus service will provide a link between the capital of India and the beautiful city of Pokhara.
On the occasion, Minister Basnet mentioned that it was very significant for Pokhara to have a direct bus shuttle to Delhi. It would also boost the two country relations, he added.
Similarly, Ambassador Rae said with the facility of bus service between Pokhara and Delhi, the tourists visiting Pokhara would also extend their travel to other places as Muktinath and the Annupurna region which would augment tourism in Nepal.
As a lot of people from India visit Pokhara every year, there was a long pending demand from the people to start this route.Â The start of regular bus service between Delhi and Pokhara will improve connectivity, further enhance people to people contact and further strengthen the multi-dimensional ties between India and Nepal.
The bus service is said to have an extremely positive impact on the tourism industry of Nepal, particularly in the Pokhara region.
Buses have already been plying on the routes Kathmandu-New Delhi, Kathmandu-Varanasi and Mahendranagar-Delhi and vice versa on regular basis.