SRINAGAR: Despite escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, Karvan-e-Aman bus service from Srinagar to Muzafarabad hasn’t been affected as twenty people from Srinagar crossed the LoC without any hindrance on Monday.
Regional Passport Officer Srinagar, Firdous Iqbal who is nodal officer for the service told a leading news agency that 20 persons from Srinagar crossed the LoC while six persons from Muzafarabad entered in Kashmir Valley.
“There hasn’t been any suspension of the Bus Service. It is functioning normally. Only on Eid, the service was suspended,” Iqbal said.
Pertinently, the rising tensions between India and Pakistan after Uri attack haven’t affected the bus service. In fact, a day after the Uri attack on September 18, the Karvan-e-Aman was the only vehicle to cross the army’s brigade headquarters in Uri.
The bus service connects Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital with Muzaffarabad-the capital of the Pakistan-Occupied- Kashmir (POK) across the Line of Control. The bus service that runs every Monday between the two nations was inaugurated 11 years ago on April 7, 2005 as a step towards peace between India and Pak.