Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet and Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae jointly inaugurated the bus service between Pokhara and Indian Capital New Delhi on 11th July, 2016 from Pokhara.
The Motor Vehicle Agreement was signed between the Government of India and Government of Nepal during the visit Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal in November, 2014. After the signing of the agreement regular buses are being plied from Kathmandu-New Delhi, Kathmandu-Varanasi and Mahendranagar-Delhi and vice versa.
“These services have been very well received by the people of Nepal and India. As per the decision made in the Motor Vehicle Agreement a new bus service between Pokhara and New Delhi was proposed by the Uttar Pradesh State Road transport Corporation (UPSRTC),” said a press release issued by Indian Embassy.
Accordingly, a team of officers from UPSRTC visited Nepal in the month of May, 2016 for discussing and finalizing the modalities of the proposed bus service between Pokhara and Delhi bus and subsequently a formal agreement between UPSRTC and M/s. Modern Era Tours and Travels, Nepal was signed in June, 2016 to start the bus service.
The new bus service will provide a link between the capital of India and the beautiful city of Pokhara. As lot of people from India visit Pokhara every year, there was a long pending demand from the people to start this route. 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 will also have an extremely positive impact on the tourism industry of Nepal, particularly in Pokhara region.