India-Myanmar Bus Route
Good news for the travel lovers. Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh announced on 20th February 2020, that bus services between Imphal and Mandalay will be effective immediately from 7th April 2020. This bus service will operate three times a week and also said; if the demand arises it may turn to a daily travel bus service too. The best part to know is that Myanmar is a Visa-On-Arrival destination for Indians.
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The Chief Minister expressed happiness and went on to add that it would further help strengthen the bond between the two countries. India-Myanmar bus between the two countries will also help to promote sectors like health care, education and tourism. This service will also help people of both the countries to have direct contact with each other.
The 597 km India-Myanmar bus service will be the first bus link after 17 years of government talks and planning.
Myanmar Bus Routes 1 ‘Look East Policy’
India’s ‘Look East Policy’ has illuminated the hopes of Indian travellers, looking for international travel stamps. The bus is scheduled to run from Imphal in Manipur up to Mandalay in Myanmar. It is not only one of the list to travel plan, but also fulfills India’s ‘Look East Policy’ which primarily aims at improved road connectivity with Southeast Asian countries
Above all it is also expected for an increased footfall in the region, since people heading to the international destination via road would like to spend a few days in the North-East of India as well.
By the continuous efforts of government which accurately took 17 years to make this dream a reality after several “talks and planning”. The trial run to decide on the route took place in December 2015 and covered Tamu, Kalay and Monywa in Myanmar. The final route-alignment of the bus service was finalised, based on a survey carried out by the Myanmar Government officials and a team of Indian officials.
Myanmar Bus Routes 2 A Bus Journey worth the Wait
The final 579 km long bus service will be the first bus link connecting the people of both countries. As per TOI reports, “It was decided that a bus from India will take passengers to the Myanmar border, where they will be transferred to a bus run by a Myanmar operator for travelling further. Likewise, India-bound nationals will be transferred to the bus run by an Indian operator.”
Myanmar is famous for its busy markets, numerous parks and lakes, and Buddhist relics dating back to the 6th century, and all this will be available to experience by simply travelling on a bus from Imphal. And once in Myanmar one can plan a vacation further since the country borders Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand, apart from India.
Myanmar Bus Routes 3 Travel Enthusiasts Duration
The bus service is expected to operate thrice a week and if the demand increases then it may turn into a daily service. It is said that flight services between Imphal and Mandalay are also under consideration.
So, now it is high time to apply for the holidays and head to a beautiful journey experiencing the rich culture of the East.