Cross-LoC bus service resumes after two weeks

The weekly Cross-LoC (Karvan-e-Aman) bus service, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for two weeks.

“The Cross-LoC bus service resumed this morning from the both sides,” SHO Uri Tabrez Ahmad told Kashmir Vision. 

Officials said that at least 27 passengers crossed over to Muzaffarabad from this side those include 2 fresh and 25 returnees.

They said that 17 passengers came from the other side of Line of Control which includes 8 fresh and 9 returnees. 

The Cross-LoC bus service was suspended last Monday following the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control in Uri sector.

“Pakistan on last Monday showed no response to repeated communication from this side to allow the bus service to enter their side, with the result at least 14 passengers from this side were forced to return back,” said SDM Uri D Sagar.

The Cross-LoC trade between Srinagar- Muzaffarabad was also suspended last week and at least 50 trucks had to return back following no response from Pakistan’s side.

The bus service was started in April 2005 as a major confidence-building measure between India and Pakistan to facilitate travel by members of families living in Indian and Pakistan administered parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

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