Srinagar, February 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region received fresh snowfall, today, even as the minimum temperature rose by several degrees bringing relief to people.
“Many places in the higher reaches of Kashmir and Ladakh, including Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Banihal and Drass, received fresh snowfall during the night,” an official of the MeT Department told media men.
Meanwhile, the bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad resumed, today, after two weeks. Twenty-four people boarded the bus from Srinagar for their journey to Muzaffarabad. Most of the passengers were stranded in occupied Kashmir since the bus service was halted.
Mohammed Abbas from Rawalpindi, Pakistan, was among the bus passengers going back home. He said that he could finally breathe a sigh of relief. He said that he suffered a lot as his commitments for assignments back home got delayed.
Abbas had to return to Pakistan last Thursday but could not proceed as the bus service was suspended. On the other hand, the trade between India and Pakistan remains suspended with truckers from both sides since January 17, this year.
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