Srinagar: The ‘Karvan-e-Aman’ bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, left for Kaman Post, the last Indian military post on this side of the border, to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC).
The peace bus left Srinagar 0800 hrs and has reached the Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC), Uri, official sources said.
The bus service continued its run despite uprising in Kashmir last year and tension on the LoC due to India-Pakistan shelling.
The cross-LoC bus service, started on April 7, 2005 has helped thousands of families, divided in 1947 to meet each other after India and Pakistan agreed to allow travel of state subjects from both sides on travel permits instead of international passport.
However, travel permit is issued to citizens from both sides of the LoC only after their names are cleared by intelligence agencies from India and Pakistan. (Agencies)