Lahore-Delhi Bus Service Restricted To Wagah Border

07/01/2015 11:15 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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Indian Border Security Force officer Ish Aul, guides bus driver Aamir Khan, to the customs office after the Lahore-Delhi bus entered India at the Joint Border Post at Wagah, India, Friday, July 11, 2003. The bus service between the India and Pakistan resumed Friday after it was disrupted 18 months ago by threats of war between the hostile, nuclear-armed neighbors. (AP Photo/Aman Sharma)

ISLAMABAD: Buses being run under the Pakistan-India Dosti service from Lahore to Delhi have now been restricted to Wagah border in the light of terrorism threats, a Pakistani media report said on Wednesday.

Passengers leaving for India (New Delhi) and those returning from there are being dropped at Wagah border, Pakistan's Dawn Online reported Wednesday. Those travelling to India have also been asked to board the bus from Wagah border, which lies between the Indian city of Amritsar in Punjab state and Pakistan's Lahore city in Punjab province.

The new system has been introduced after the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) authorities shifted the entire bus operation to its sub-office at the border.

"The entire bus operation is being done at the border," said a security official Akram deputed by the PTDC in Gulberg.

Earlier, the passengers used to be dropped at the Gulberg area of Lahore and the city office in Nankana Sahib district headquarters, about 90 km from Lahore, in Pakistan.

The bus service between the two neighbouring countries was officially started March 16, 1999.

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