It was closed due to lack of maintenance
Kolkata: Siliguri-Kolkata AC bus service launched just ahead of Durga Puja. It was closed during covid due to lack of maintenance. In this context, Dipankar Piplai, Managing Director of NBSTC, said that a pair of AC bus services have been launched. These buses will depart from Kolkata and Siliguri daily at 7 pm. The fare of this AC bus will be 1200 rupees. The first bus left Siliguri on Wednesday. NBSTC MD Dipankar Piplai told Sunmarg, “There was only one AC bus repair agency in Siliguri where buses like Volvo were repaired. Repair costs were also high here, so we operated buses as non AC for some time. However, after that it became difficult to operate non AC buses, due to which buses had to be stopped completely during Covid. These buses have been repaired and reopened.