Lahore-Delhi ‘Dosti’ Bus Back on Track, ‘Samjhota Express’ to Run Tomorrow

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LAHORE: Pakistan today resumed Lahore-Delhi “Dosti” Bus, days after it was suspended uncertainly at India’s solicitation taking after violence and arson in Jat quota stir in Haryana.

The bus service, which was suspended on February 21, was continued after green signal from India and around 21 travellers mostly Indians left for Delhi, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation Manager Col (retd.) Khalid said.

“We had been in touch with the Indian authorities that gave us go-ahead yesterday to resume the bus service today,” he said, adding the department had facilitated the passengers especially Indians who were to leave for Delhi on last Monday.

The Samjhota Express train service which was also suspended due to the agitation will resume tomorrow.

“Since the agitation is over in India, the train service will also resume tomorrow,” a Pakistan Railways official said.

Pakistan and Indian authorities had extended the visas of the passengers who were to leave for their destinations early this week by the Lahore-Delhi Dosti Bus Service and Samjhota Express.