Fifth Kashmir Crossing To Open Today
15 November 2005
The Indian Express
Srinagar: THE stage is set for opening of the fifth and final crossing point on the Line of Control in Uri sector tomorrow to facilitate movement of relief material for quake-devastated people on both sides of the divide. All modalities had been worked out for opening of the crossing point connecting Gharkote in Uri and silikot in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, official sources said here. The entire area on the Indian side had been demined and relief material stocked in abundance for the quake-hit in PoK. Like in the case of other points across the LoC, porters would carry relief material as the road had been rendered unmotorable by the giant october eight earthquake. India and Pakistan had on October 29 agreed to open five points along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir to ferry relief material on both sides. The point at Chakan-da-Bagh was made operational on November 7, Kaman in Uri on November 9 and Teetwal on November 12. The fourth crossing point in Mendhar sector of Poonch district was opened yesterday.