Karvan-e-Aman bus operates between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad


SRINAGAR, JULY 16 (PTK): Karvan-e-Aman bus operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad left here on Monday to cross over to another side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said.

The bus left Bemina, Srinagar with 6 passengers, including five Pakistan administered Kashmir residents returning home after completing stay here with their relatives for Kaman post the last Indian post on this side of LOC, sources said.

They said the bus has since reached Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC), Salamabad, Uri where more passengers will board it before leaving for Aman Post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri.

The cross-LoC bus service which started on April 7, 200,5 has helped thousands of families to meet each other after India and Pakistan agreed to allow travel of state subjects from both sides on travel permits, instead of the international passport.

The travel permit is issued to the state subject from both sides of the LoC, only after their names are cleared by the intelligence agencies from India and Pakistan. However, only state subjects from both sides can avail the cross-LoC bus facility. (PTK)