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Lahore-Delhi bus service restricted to Wagah

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 media report said here Wednesday.

Passengers leaving for India (New Delhi) and those returning from there are being dropped at Wagah border, 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 officialy started March 16, 1999.

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