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Four travel to PoK on peace bus, 12 return

Source: PTI
December 29, 2005 18:51 IST
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Four persons Thursday travelled to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace caravan, which brought back 12 passengers on the second trip since resumption of the bus service after the October 8 quake.

Three of the passengers were returning home to PoK while the fourth was a Kashmiri, who boarded the bus at Baramulla and was going across to meet his relatives, officials said in Srinagar.

On its return journey, the bus brought 12 passengers from PoK, including four residents of the state, they said.

The State Road Transport Corporation 'Kaarvan-e-Aman' left for Kaman post, the crossing point along the Line of Control amid tight security arrangements.

The earthquake had damaged Aman bridge connecting the Kashmir Valley with PoK and rendered the road link unworthy for traffic movement, forcing temporary suspension of the bus service, they said.

The Border Roads Organisation restored the road link in a record time for resumption of the operations on December 15.

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