The West Bengal government and Bihar government on Saturday signed a MoU for strengthening the inter-state bus service.
Bengal government officials said this MoU was signed after 1998 and under the new agreement new 1200 buses will ply in 45 routes.
State Transport Secretray Alapon Bandhyopadhay and Bihar Principal Secretary-cum-commissioner commerce Sujata Chaturvedi were present at the MoU signing.
The new routes will connect North Bengal towns with various Bihar towns.
New routes will also boost connectivity with city. The new revived bus routes will immensely Bihari migrants coming to Bengal for livelihood. In the past 28 years, the connectivity has improved and there had been a need to add more routes as per the requirement for better connectivity between the two states.
It is expected that several connectivity linkages will open up with the signing of the agreement between the two states. At the same time it will lead to the generation of micro-entrepreneurship in both the states. Moreover, creation of job opportunities for hundreds of people on both sides will be an added benefit of the agreement, said an official of the state transport department.