Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) A total of 58 people crossed the Line of Control between Indian and Pakistani administered parts of Jammu and Kashmir on the ‘Karvan-e-Aman’ (Caravan of Peace) bus service on Tuesday, an official said.
“Twenty nine residents of Pakistan-administered Kashmir arrived here on Tuesday using the Karvan-e-Aman bus service while nine locals went across to meet members of their divided families using the bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad,” an official in Baramulla district told IANS.
The 29 people who crossed the ‘Aman Setu’ (Peace Bridge) into the Indian side in Uri sector in Baramulla district from Pakistani Kashmir included 11 women and two children.
Four locals including two women and two men who had gone across to meet their relatives returned back on Tuesday, while 16 residents of Pakistan administered Kashmir went back home.
The bus service between parts of divided Kashmir was started in 2005 as a confidence-building measure between India and Pakistan.