Karvan-e-Aman bus remains suspended for 7th week

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Srinagar, Apr 15: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) remained suspended for the seventh consecutive week on Monday, official sources said.
“No bus will operate today also”, official sources said adding the cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade also remained suspended.
They said as per reports repair work was still going on at Aman setu, peace bridge, at Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector, they said.
Once we received that repair work has been completed we will resume cross-LoC bus, they said, adding that passengers, who were scheduled to travel in the bus today have been informed accordingly.
The passengers, who could not undertake the journey due to cancellation of the bus, will be accommodated in next bus, they added.
The bus was introduced on April 7, 2005 as one of the major Confidence Building Measure (CBM) after India and Pakistan agreed to allow travel of residents of both sides of the LoC to undertake journey on Travel Permits instead of International passports.
However, people from both sides are allowed to travel only after their names were cleared by intelligence agencies from both the countries. The bus has helped thousands of families divided in 1947 due to partition to meet each other.