Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for Kaman post, to crossover to PaK

Srinagar:The 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, Reports said.

The bus left Bemina Srinagar,  for Kaman post  with 6 passengers, including five  from Pakistan administered Kashmir who were returning home after completing stay here with their relatives , Reports 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 number of returnees and PaK guests will also be known in the evening, they said.

The cross-LoC bus service which started on April 7, 2005 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.

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