Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (Pak) left here on Monday to cross over to another side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said.
The “peace bus” left Bemina in Srinagar for Kaman Post, the last Indian military post on this side on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector.
The bus carrying 85 passengers, including two fresh and 83 returnees, has since reached Tourist Reception Centre (TRC), Salamabad, Uri, where more passengers could board to cross over to other side of the LoC.
The number of returnees and PaK guests will also be known in the evening, they said.
The cross-LoC bus service which started on April 7, 200,5 has helped thousands of families to meet each other after India and Pakistan agreed to allow travel of state subjects from both sides on travel permits, instead of the international passport.
The travel permit is issued to the state subject from both sides of the LoC, only after their names are cleared by the intelligence agencies from India and Pakistan. However, only state subjects from both sides can avail the cross-LoC bus facility.