In a bid to attract more tourists, West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation has decided to introduce an air-conditioned direct bus connecting Jaldapara and Kolkata.
There was no means of transport to reach Jaldapara directly from Kolkata.
But with the introduction of the bus people from the city can easily reach to the place without any break journey.
The bus will be operating on all the six days in a week apart from Wednesday. Every day it will leave Esplanade at 10 am and the same bus will leave Jaldapara the next day at 4 pm.
The bus will start operating from April 10. This is the first time when such an effort has been taken by the WBTDC to attract more tourists to the place.
Most importantly, commuters will be getting complementary food and water while travelling in the air-conditioned bus.
One interested to take the bus to reach either Jaldapara or Kolkata, can book a ticket by logging into the website of WBTDC. The online-booking system has been introduced and those taking the bus to reach Jaldapara will be given 10 per cent discount for their stay in Jaldapara Tourist Lodge.
During winter, tourists from different parts of the state, country and abroad visit the place. People face difficulty to get a ticket in other means of transport if they suddenly plan to visit the place. Thus, introduction of the direct bus from Kolkata will iron out the longstanding problem.
Moreover, it will boost the tourism sector of the region.
Moreover, care will be taken to ensure that commuters get better food. Both, vegetarian and non- vegetarian food will be available for commuters.
It may be recalled that the North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) has introduced Premium Rocket buses with bio-toilets to ensure better connectivity at much lesser time from different locations in north Bengal to Kolkata.
The buses were flagged off by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her recent visit to north Bengal.
The Premium Rocket buses are better than the old rocket busesthose are gradually getting phased out.