Lahore-Kashgar bus service launched

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A bus service between Lahore and Kashgar, directing to improve the convenience for the business community, was launched late Monday. This initiative is significantly going to improve the Pakistan-China relations even further. The first bus from Lahore to China departed on Monday night from its terminal in Gulberg.

According to Radio Pakistan, this venture will link Pakistan and China via road under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Travellers would need a legal pass and Identity card to travel. The extravagant Lahore-Kashgar bus service will finish the one-way journey in two days (around 30 hours)

The government’s Press Information Department tweeted, “Kashgar-bound bus had left for its maiden journey from Lahore and will take 36 hours to reach Chinese province Xinjiang. The bus service is part of the initiative to connect Pakistan and China via road under #CPEC and will be a boon for the business community.”

It added that the service was part of the CPEC initiative and will be a “boon for the business community.”

The fare costs Rs13, 000 for one-way and Rs23, 000 for two-way ticket. The bus facility will be run by a local transport enterprise. The journey will have five stops before crossing over to China from Khunjerab. The bus will run four days a week – Saturday to Tuesday from Lahore and Tuesday through Friday from Kashgar.