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One crossing point on LoC to be opened on Monday

Two other points will be opened once work is completed

New Delhi: The Line of Control (LoC) will be opened for quake relief work on Monday when one of the three crossing points will become functional. The opening of the other points has been delayed by two days due to non-completion of work.

The crossing point at Chakan da Bagh in Poonch will be opened on Monday, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement here. The crossing point at Kaman in Uri will become operational on November 9 and Tithwal in Tangdhar on November 10, it said.

All three points were to open from Monday but operationalisation of the two points has been delayed due to non-completion of work, including laying of the surface, clearing roads of landslide debris and demining.

Relief material for the earthquake victims will be sent through these crossing points and people can start using them to cross the LoC as soon as their names are approved by both sides, the Ministry said.

As agreed, it said, crossing would be permitted on foot due to the non-availability of or damage to infrastructure.

All Indians who want to use the crossing points must apply to the Regional Passport Office, Srinagar, the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office or his representative in district headquarters of Director (Pakistan) in the External Affairs Ministry. — PTI

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