KOLKATA: The state transport department has said that it will continue to operate the buses to north Bengal, including the rocket bus service, despite several staffers being affected by Covid-19.
The possibility of the bus service being temporarily halted had led to concerns among a section of traders who regularly travel between Siliguri and Kolkata. As reservation on trains is rather difficult in this sector, the bus service acts as a lifeline for the traders.
“The bus service between Dharmatala in Kolkata and Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand in Siliguri will remain unchanged,” a transport official said.
He, however, admitted that NBSTC, like several other government and private organizations, was struggling to function normally amidst the rising Covid cases that had afflicted many employees.