69 Srinagar, Muzaffarabad bus passengers cross sides
27 April 2007
The Daily Times
Mirpur: Around 69 passengers crossed sides at the Kaman Aman Setu (Peace Bridge) at Chakothi-Uri crossing point along the Line of Control (LoC) on board the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus on Thursday, said official sources. Sources said 36 passengers, 29 new and seven returnees, left for Srinagar from Muzaffarabad, while 33 passengers, 17 new and 16 returnees, left Srinagar for Muzaffarabad on board the Karvaan-e-Aman (Caravan of Peace). They said the passengers who had gone to Srinagar on the previous cross-border buses returned to Muzaffarabad after visiting their relatives in various parts of Indian held Kashmir, including the Kashmir Valley, Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu. The bus service was launched by India and Pakistan on April 7, 2005 following an agreement to allow Kashmiri families living on either side of the LoC to meet each other.