India-Nepal friendship bus service resumes after gap of 27 years

A friendship bus service between India and Nepal via Champawat in Uttarakhand has been resumed after a gap of 27 years. These air-conditioned buses with free Wi-Fi facility, painted with Indian and Nepalese flags, will enter the Nepalese district of Kanchanpur at 6 a.m. everyday and start for Delhi, and return from there at 6 p.m., in-charge of Sharda barrage international police station.

No special documents are required to travel in these buses. The service was suspended 27 years ago in the wake of the Indo-Nepal Trade and Transit Treaty. Resumption of the service between the two countries was welcomed by locals on either side of the border as about 10,000 Nepalis travel in these buses daily from Kanchanpur district, Dandel Dhura, Voti, Sapen, Acham, Kalali, Jagbuddha and Siddhartha Nagar areas in Nepal.


  • Prime Minister : Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
  • President : Bidhya Devi Bhandari
  • Speaker : Onsari Gharti Magar (First Female Speaker)
  • Capital : Kathmandu
  • Currency : Nepalese rupee