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61 passengers take second Kashmir bus

April 21, 2005 18:23 IST
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Sixty-one passengers travelled by the second Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus shuttle, which was provided top security all along the route.

The bus from Srinagar left on Thursday morning without fanfare as compared with the inaugural service on April 7.

Thirty-six passengers, including 11 Pakistani residents who had come on the inaugural bus from Muzaffarabad, travelled from Srinagar to Kaman Post on the Indian side of LoC.

The Road to Peace

Twenty-five people, including 14 Kashmiris, who had gone to Muzaffarabad in the first bus, travelled back to Srinagar on Thursday with only 11 new passengers, officials said.

However, Deputy Commissioner of Muzaffarabad Liaqat Hussain, who accompanied the passengers, said marriage season, reopening of schools and possibility of reopening of other links, including from Poonch, coule be the reasons why there were few passengers from Muzaffarabad.

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