Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus operates despite LoC tension
Passengers included 29 Pakistan-occupied Kashmir residents who are on their way home after spending time with their relatives on this side of the LoC.india Updated: Oct 23, 2017 14:23 IST
The weekly Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service operated on Monday despite tension along the Line of Control in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir following ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops over the past two days.
The Karvan-e-Aman bus operated as per its weekly schedule -- it runs every Monday -- taking 42 passengers from Srinagar towards Muzaffarabad, officials said.
They said the passengers included 29 Pakistan-occupied Kashmir residents who are on their way home after spending time with their relatives on this side of the LoC.
More passengers will board the bus from Salamabad Trade Facilitation Centre for onward journey, the officials said.
The bus service operated despite Pakistani troops resorting to unprovoked firing targeting Indian Army posts and villages yesterday and the day before.
A civilian porter was killed while two women were injured in Pakistani firing in the Uri sector on Saturday.
The services gets suspended many a times if the situation becomes tense along the LoC. It was apprehended it would be suspended after the series of ceasefire violations and deaths.
The service was launched in April 2005 and it has helped thousands of families living on the two sides of the LoC meet each other.