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KOKATA TO BANGLADESH VIA BONGAON (Part II
BY ASIT SAHA
Chika is on board of Bangladesh Biman.From Kolkata International Airport Dacaa is not having a great distance. Since the plane is hovering on the Dacca Airport , Raju, a regula staff of the tourism company has alerted the tourists. Before landing at Dacca International Airport this commercial plane began to dance wildly with 250 passengers on board . Jiro, a Japanese Youngman of Sitamachi said” Raju san ! ダッカ空港へ近い私たちの飛行機ですか？Dakka kūkō e chikai watashitachi no hikōkidesu ka?
Raju knows Japanese very well. He smilingly said, “ yes, ladies and gentlemen ! Within five minutes our plane will touch the runway of Dacca. Please fasten the seat belts. “
As per schedule landing time the plane of the Bangladesh civil aviation landed on the Dacca International Airport. A couple of hours was sufficient to reach Dacca by air. Immediately after the landing both Raju and Chika took all the tourists to a reputed hotel of the city. There they will have to wait for a day, for meeting other tourists coming by bus . The tourists who have boarded into a luxury bus from the car parking place of Kolkata Airport are scheduled to reach this particular hotel. The name of this five stars hotel is “Sonarbangla”.
The group which has started for Dacca by bus is lucky for viewing the people , their houses, markets and divergent aspects of green nature of Bengal. Mr. Rudra Roy, the zonal manager is accompanying the tourists in bus. From Kolkata International Airport they have started at 5 a.m. and scheduled to reach in the evening.
How beautiful the side views are ! Although the AC bus was plying at the speed of 60 k.m. per hour, the Japanese and Korean tourists could see the green fields, rivers and white roads of Bengal very vividly.
From airport the bus was running along the Jessore Road. This road is not much wide . Running vehicles along this road is very risky. Both up and down plying of reckless vehicles are the reason of frequent accident. It is heard this Jessore road was constructed many years before the separation of the country. The mount like sirish trees on the both sides of the road are the real beauty of green nature. It is hear all these trees were planted by the landlord Kalipada Babu for extending shadow during the pilgrimage journey of his mother. In 1947 due to British conspiracy the Bengal was divided into two parts. Though the country was divided ,the old Jessore Road couldn’t be replaced. This very old road is the only direct road to go to the district town of Jessore.
The bus has already crossed more than 65 k.m. and reached Bongaon town. Leaving airport it has to face chronic traffic jams on different points . Birati, Doltala, Madhyamgar, Barasat an d Habra are some jam prone crossing towns.
Bongaon is a big town . There are 23 wards under Bongaon Munivipality. Two big bridges over the river Ichhamoti are connecting two banks of this river. On one bank the main market, some renowned secondary and higher secondary schools are located. The courts, administrative buildings and the head post office are also on this bank. The General Hospital, Jail and college buildings are on the same bank. But crossing the river Ichhamoti we can see the bus stand, Bongaon Hat ( weekly market) on the other bank of the river.
Bongaon has a junction railway station. From Bongaon station we can avail trains for going to Sealdah. Ranaghat, Santipur and Petrapol. Though there is no passenger train services , goods trains for different destination of Bangladesh ply regularly from this junction of Bongaon.
From this sub divisional town of Bongaon ,the international land port of Petrapol is very near . It is only 5 k.m. away from Bongaon. The Benapole landport of Bangladesh is just on the other side of this Petrapol. Thousands of tourists from both sides exchange visits and enjoy each other’s country.
The luxury bus with AC facility go to Dacca via Jesspore.