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Srinagar-Muzaffarabad weekly bus service resumes a week after suspension

A total of 116 passengers boarded the Karavan-e-Aman weekly bus bound for Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, officials said.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2017 14:01 IST
Trucks carrying goods travel through the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road. Trade on this route is scheduled to resume on August 8. (HT file photo)
Trucks carrying goods travel through the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road. Trade on this route is scheduled to resume on August 8. (HT file photo)

The Karavan-e-Aman weekly bus service across the Line of Control on the Srinagar- Muzaffarabad road resumed on Monday, a week after it was suspended. Trade on this route is scheduled to resume on Tuesday.

“The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service operated today after an agreement reached with authorities from Pakistan- occupied Kashmir last week,” an official said in Srinagar.

He said 116 passengers boarded the bus bound for Muzaffarabad, the capital of PoK, on Monday morning.

“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,” he said.

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.