Cross-Loc trade and weekly bus service suspended in Kashmir

It was also decided that trade between the two parts of Kashmir will not take place this week due to the closure of the road.

Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: January 16, 2012 5:26 pm

Authorities today suspended the cross-LoC trade and the weekly bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad as heavy snowfall blocked the road connecting the two cities,officials said.

The weekly bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad,capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,named as ‘Karvan-e-Aman’ (peace carvan) was scheduled to ply today but avalanche warning along the 170 km road forced authorities to suspend it,they said.

It was also decided that trade between the two parts of Kashmir will not take place this week due to the closure of the road,they said.

Both sides of Kashmir experienced moderate to heavy snowfall over the past two days,resulting in closure of many roads,including the arterial Srinagar-Jammu national highway,the only road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country. The bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad was started in April 2005 to facilitate meeting of divided families.

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