Srinagar: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Adminsitered Kashmir (PaK), left here to cross over to the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) this morning, official sources said.
The bus left Bemina, Srinagar, at 0720 hrs and has since reached Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC), at Uri, in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, sources said .
They said the bus will leave for Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC before crossing to the other side. However, the exact number of passengers travelling in the bus will be known in the afternoon, they said.
Similarly, they said, the passengers coming from PaK will also be known in the evening.
The cross-LoC bus was introduced on April 7,2005 when India and Pakistan agreed to allow families, divided due to partition in 1947, to meet each other on “ Travel Permits” instead of International Passports.
However, travel permits are issued only when intelligence agencies from both the countries cleared their names.
Thousands of families have benefitted and meet each other since the introduction of the bus.