Cross-LoC trade resumes, bus service suspended

Ishtiyak Magray


There will be no Karvan-e-Aman bus service, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad on Monday, official sources said.

The weekly bus service has been suspended due to Deepawali festival, sources said.

They said the service was suspended after the authorities in PaK and here agreed in view of the festival.

“We are suspending the service on big occasions, including Eid, Independence Days of both India and Pakistan as a precautionary measure,” they added.

All the passengers who were scheduled to travel in the bus were informed about the suspension of the bus service, sources said, adding they will be accommodated in next bus on October 23.

Meanwhile, after remaining suspended for three days, the cross-Loc trade on the Srinagar-Muzzarfarbad road resumed on Monday.

The decision to resume the trade on Monday was taken after the traders union Salamabad made an appeal to the administration that traders may incur heavy losses as loaded trucks could not cross over on Friday due to the civil problems in Uri.

“Keeping in view the circumstances and to save the traders from the heavy losses, the trade service was allowed,” officials said.

“35 trucks crossed from valley to the Pakistan administrated Kashmir and 15 crossed from Muzaffarabad to Salamabad.”


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