Rousing welcome as bus enters isolated Kashmir village

October 27th, 2009 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, Oct 27 (IANS) An isolated village in Kishtwar district of Jammu region wore a festive look and its entire population moved out on the road to have a glimpse of the first ever bus to enter the village.
There was jubilation all around in Inshan village Monday with the residents waiting for hours for the bus to finally reach their village from the adjoining Anantnag district in south Kashmir after passing through the treacherous hilly terrain.

As the bus drove into Inshan, jubilant villagers, women and children leaped in joy and mobbed the bus and the state Roads and Building Minister G.M.Saroori, whose efforts made the service possible after completion of a nearly 50-km road from Anantnag to Inshan.

Saroori said the arrival of the bus to the village will mitigate the hardships of the people who had to travel miles to reach the hospital.

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