As many as 45 people crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday with the resumption of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service, which remained suspended for two weeks due to heavy snowfall.

Official sources said 27 people crossed LoC from this side to Pakistan occupied Kashmir this morning which included 22 Indian citizens and five residents of PoK.

Meanwhile, 18 people arrived from PoK, including 15 Indian citizens returning home and three new guests from the other side.

The bus service was suspended two weeks ago due to heavy snowfall which had rendered the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road slippery.

The cross-LoC bus service was started in April, 2005 as part of confidence building measures(CBM) between India and Pakistan to allow the divided families living on either side of Line of Control to meet each other.