"I wish you all a very happy journey," said Modi after jointly flagging off the Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala and Dhaka- Shillong-Guwahati bus services with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here.

During the flag off ceremony on the first day of his visit, Modi handed over a symbolic ticket of the Agartala- Dhaka-Kolkata service to Hasina and in return, she handed over a symbolic ticket of Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati service to him.

Banerjee gave Hasina a symbolic ticket of the Kolkata- Dhaka-Agartala service.

Modi said the bus services - that will link West Bengal to three North Eastern states of India via Bangaldeshi capital Dhaka - will strengthen relations between both the countries.
Modi along with Hasina and Banerjee spent few minutes inside the inaugural Kolkata-Agartala via Dhaka bus just minutes before it was flagged off from the Bangladeshi Prime Minister's office at around 4 pm today.

The three leaders exchanged greetings with the 28-member delegation of West Bengal officials, passengers and journalists.

After boarding the bus, Modi shook hands with each delegation member. He along with Hasina and Banerjee then sat on the front three seats of the bus.

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