Weekly bus service across LoC on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road resumes

07 August 2017, 02:27 PM
Weekly bus service across LoC on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road resumes
Weekly bus service across LoC on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road resumes

The Karavan-e-Aman weekly bus service across the Line of Control (LoC) on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road resumed on Monday. It was suspended last week. However, the trade on the given route is expected to resume on Tuesday.

An official issued a statement, "The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service operated today after an agreement reached with authorities from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir last week." 116 passengers boarded the bus bound for the capital of PoK - Muzaffarabad on Monday morning, he said.

"It includes 110 residents of PoK who are returning home after spending time with their relatives here while six persons from Jammu and Kashmir are going to meet their relatives on other side of LoC," the official added.

The trade on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road was suspended two weeks ago following recovery of 66.5 kg of heroin and brown sugar valued at over Rs 300 crore from a truck coming from PoK on July 21.

The impasse was resolved at a meeting between officials of two sides held at Kaman Post last week.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published: Monday, August 07, 2017 02:10 PM
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