Wagah, Mar 24 (UNI) The 45-seater luxury Volvo coach of the Punjab Roadways crossed the International Border at 1340 hours at this joint road border check post to establish the fourth road link with Pakistan.
The coach, decorated with flowers and bearing the national flags of India and Pakistan, was received at the border by senior officals of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), who guided the bus towards the immigration and customs counters on the other side of the check post.
The coach, flagged off by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from the holy city of Amritsar at 1150 hours, was escorted by armed Punjab Police personnal in their jeeps and reached the check post half an hour after the flagging off.
It took about an hour for the passengers to go through the routine customs and immigration clearance on the Indian side of the check post. From the check post, the coach will proceed to Nankana Sahib the birthplace of Guru Nanak, bypassing Lahore.
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