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Delhi-Kathmandu bus service to be flagged off today

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday. The flag-off will take place from Delhi Transport Corporation Bus Terminal at Ambedkar Stadium, an official statement said in New Delhi.

Earlier, the Cabinet approved the signing of bilateral agreement for the regulation of passenger traffic between India and Nepal on the sidelines of the forthcoming SAARC Summit in Kathmandu. The Cabinet has also authorised the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to sign similar bilateral agreements and protocols with other SAARC member states. At Present, DTC has been running Delhi-Lahore bus, which was launched by the then Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in
March 1999.

‘The SAARC Transport Ministers, at their second meeting in Colombo on 25 July, had approved the recommendations of Inter Governmental Group on Transport (IGGT) to set up an Expert Group to negotiate and finalise the text of the draft regional agreement on Motor Vehicles for SAARC Member States,’ the statement said.

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