Kashmir: Carvan-e-Aman bus service across LoC suspended for Eid

Authorities in Srinagar said the weekly bus service had been suspended because of the Eid festival and all passengers informed about the decision.

By: IANS | Srinagar | Published:September 12, 2016 2:49 pm
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The cross-Line of Control (LoC) bus service, ‘Carvan-e-Aman’, between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad was suspended on Monday because of the Eid festival on Tuesday.

Authorities in Srinagar said the weekly bus service had been suspended because of the Eid festival and all passengers informed about the decision.

Despite the ongoing unrest in the Valley that started on July 9, the weekly bus service continued uninterrupted carrying about 78 people who travelled across the LoC between the two parts of divided Kashmir during this period.

“The cross LoC bus service continued uninterrupted since July 9 except on July 11 and July 18 when the service was suspended because of the law and order situation in the Valley,” an official said here.

The cross LoC bus service for members of divided families was started in April 2005 as a CBM between India and Pakistan to bring down the tensions between the two neighbours.