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Amritsar-Lahore bus: India 'satisfied' with arrangements
December 12, 2005 22:07 IST
Indian officials, who returned to Amritsar on Monday after the trial run of first Amritsar-Lahore bus service, expressed satisfaction about the arrangements made by Pakistan on its territory for the service.
Punjab Transport Secretary A R Talwar, leader of the nine-member delegation, told reporters that the Punjab government team was satisfied about the trial run of the bus.
"We are very satisfied with the arrangements and infrastructure made by Pakistan government for the trial run of Amritsar-Lahore bus service," he said.
Talwar said Pakistan would undertake its trial run of the bus on Tuesday and Pakistani officials would travel by the bus which would return to Pakistan on December 14 after inspecting the infrastructure and arrangements made by India.
Talwar said the Amritsar-Lahore bus would take the same route adopted by Delhi-Lahore bus.
India and Pakistan launched the first cross-border bus service in March 1999. The service resumed in July, 2003 after being suspended following the militant attack on Parliament.
The second bus link opened between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad in April this year.
The two countries are also poised to launch a fourth bus to connect Amritsar with Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Sikh religion founder Guru Nanak in Pakistan's Punjab province.