Kathmandu-Pokhara night tourist bus service resumes
January 19, 2021 01:45 PM NPT
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KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Tourist night bus service has resumed between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Desh Darshan Bus Service Pvt Ltd started this service from Monday with the objective of promoting domestic tourism as well as helping revive the tourism sector that has been affected by COVID-19.
The tourist bus leaves Kathmandu for Pokhara from Bauddha at 6.30PM while the bus leaving Pokhara for Kathmandu will depart only at 7.30PM.
Executive Director of Desh Darshan Bus Service Pvt Ltd, Shreekanta Acharya said they have purchased 16 buses at an investment of Rs 120 million for operating the tourist night bus service. He said luxury travel services are provided to both domestic and foreign tourists.
Acharya shared that they are operating day and night bus service targeting the major tourist destinations in the country. The transportation company has been operating tourist night bus services on the Kathmandu-Janakpur, Kathmandu-Sunauli and Kathmandu-Lumbini routes before this.
Marketing manager of the company, Pralhad Lohani said that all health safety protocols have been followed both for the tourists and the bus service staff.
One can obtain the night bus service ticket from the bus service's website, net pay, Luxurious Travels and e-sewa.
Around 100 tourist buses have been providing day and night service from Kathmandu to various tourist destinations, including Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and Janakpur, at present.