Indo-Pak bus, train services discontinued after Pak reacts to India revoking Article 370
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on Monday cancelled the Delhi-Lahore bus service after Pakistan discontinued it on Saturday in the wake of India revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. The last bus for Lahore left Delhi from Ambedkar Stadium terminal near Delhi Gate on Saturday morning carrying two passengers and returned with 19 passengers in the evening the same day.
The bus service was started in February 1999 but got suspended after the 2001 Parliament attack. It was resumed in 2003.
Similarly, the bi-weekly Samjhauta Express (14607/14608) that travels between Lahore and Atari and the Link express (14001/14002) between Delhi-Atari too were suspended on Sunday after Pakistan announced suspension of the train service on its side.
The development has come after Pakistan recent announcement that it is permanently discontinuing the Indo-Pak train services and even announced suspension of trade relations with New Delhi.