Janakpurdham, May 11
A bus service connecting Janakpur of Nepal and Ayodhya of India has been launched on Friday. The service connects birth places of two ideal characters of Hindu mythology, Sita and Ram respectively.
Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli jointly flagged off the service this afternoon.
The service is a component of Modi’s vision of Ramayan Circuit. With the operation of the bus, Janakpur has been officially linked with the Ramayana Circuit project. Linking Janakpur to Ramayana Circuit would help improve the economy and strengthen the Indo-Nepal relations, further expressed Modi.
The bus that left from Janakpur this afternoon will be received by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, in Ayodhya of India on Saturday.
The 650-kilometre Ramayan Circuit route includes India’s Ayodhya, Shringvegpur and Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh; Sitamarhi, Buxar and Dharnhanga in Bihar; Chitrakut in Madhya Pradesh; Nandigram in West Bengal; Mahendragiri in Odisha; Jagdal in Chattisgarh; Bhadrachalam of Telangana, and Rameshwaram in Tamilnadu; Hampi in Karnataka; and Nashik in Maharastra. It has been learnt that Sri Lanka might also be included in the Circuit.
Meanwhile, before inaugurating the bus service, the visiting Indian Prime Minister expressed his happiness over his visit to the land of Goddess Sita.
Published on May 11th, Friday, 2018 12:58 PM