Peace bus service leaves with Muzaffarabad-bound passengers from Srinagar

Srinagar: Weekly peace bus service Karvan-e-Aman left Srinagar carrying Muzaffarabad-bound passengers on Monday.

“The exact number of passengers crossing the Line of Control (LoC) for Muzaffarabad would be confirmed only after more people board the bus at the Salamabad trade and travel facilitation centre near the Uri town,” an official said here.

The Karvan-e-Aman bus service was started in 2005 to facilitate re-union between members of divided families living across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Indian and Pakistan-administered parts of Kashmir.

Travellers from both sides reach the ‘Aman Setu’ on the LoC in Uri sector and then cross the bridge on foot. They then board buses for Srinagar and Muzaffarabad.