The Uttar Pradesh State Road and Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) will soon be running an AC bus service between Lucknow and Nepal. The preparations for this service are already underway. After obtaining the permit from the state government for running the bus, they have sent it to the Nepalese authorities via the Indian Embassy for counter signage. The service is set to begin as soon as the countersign is received, which is expected to be in the first fortnight of January itself.
Bus category, route already decided
Old Bus Service on hold
A similar bus service between the two nations had started about two-and-a-half years ago that used to run from Lucknow to Janakpuri. The service was very popular initially but lost momentum once the pandemic hit. Eventually, it was put on hold because of the lack of passenger availability and is yet to be resumed. Hopefully, as the pandemic recedes and the new service picks up, there will be a renewed interest in Indo-Nepalese travel and tourism.