The Agartala-Dhaka and Dhaka-Kolkata bus services have
been suspended for an indefinite period, Bangladesh Road
Transport Corporation (BRTC) sources said here yesterday.
BRTC and its Indian counterparts in Tripura and West
Bengal had been operating the bus services between the two
The Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said the
situation was a cause for concern for his state.
"The rebellion that broke out in the headquarters of
the border guards of neighbouring Bangladesh is a matter of
concern for the people of Tripura. However, our BSF is keeping
a close vigil," Sarkar told reporters here.
Together with vehicular movement, trade activities have
also stopped at Petrapole in West Bengal and Akhaura check
post here, Indian customs officials said.
Meanwhile, hundreds of outposts along the Indo-Bangla
border are on maximum alert to ensure safety and security of
people living in the border areas, BSF spokesman A K Singh
Agartala, Feb 27: The rebellion in Bangladesh Rifles
has brought to a halt the bus services between Dhaka and the
two Indian cities of Kolkata and Agartala for an indefinite
period causing hardships to commuters.
First Published: Friday, February 27, 2009, 00:00