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There has so far been no discussion on the resumption of the Delhi-Lahore bus service which was halted on August 12, 2020, according to a response from RTI. The Delhi-Lahore bus service remained suspended for more than two years as the Delhi Transport Corporation canceled its international service following Pakistan’s decision to discontinue it following India’s revocation of Jammu’s special status -and-Kashmir.
Responding to a query from RTI on August 8, the DTC, which falls under the Delhi government, said: “There has been no discussion between the Ministry of External Affairs and the Delhi Transport Corporation to resume the Delhi bus service. -Lahore since its suspension”.
The national capital’s public carrier also said that no payments were made to private bus operators after the Delhi-Lahore service was suspended.
The Delhi-Lahore bus service was launched in February 1999 but suspended after the Parliament attack in 2001. It was revived in July 2003.
The service was operated from Ambedkar Stadium Terminal near Delhi Gate. DTC buses ran every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) buses every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on the Delhi-Lahore route.
For the return trip, DTC buses departed from Lahore every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, while PTDC buses were available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.