Passenger train services between India and Bangladesh resumed yesterday after a two-year hiatus due to COVID.
The Bandhan Express was flagged off from Kolkata station on way to Khulna in the neighbouring country, an Eastern Railway (ER) official said.
Maitree Express is also scheduled to resume services between Kolkata and Dhaka and will travel to the Bangladesh capital morning in what will be the first journey from Kolkata since March 2020, he said.
"Passenger train services between India and Bangladesh, which were stopped for over two years owing to the pandemic, resumed with the flagging off of Bandhan Express from Kolkata station at 7:10 am," ER spokesperson Ekalavya Chakraborty said.
While the Bandhan Express between Kolkata and Khulna runs two days a week, Maitree Express connecting Kolkata with the Bangladeshi capital is a five-day service.