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 Amritsar- Nankana Sahib Bus Service  


Ever since Independence, every devout Sikh prays to let us have free access to the Gurudawaras left in Pakistan. And among the Gurudawaras, Nankana Sahib is the holiest and most important. The Prime Minister of India visited Amritsar on 1st September,2004 on the occasion of 400th Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The issue of pilgrimage to Nankana Sahib and other religious places in Pakistan was discussed by the Chief Minister, Cap. Amrinder Singh with the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. The solution to which was assured by the prime Minister.

On 24th March, 2006, the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh flagged off the much awaited inaugural Bus Service “PUNJ-AAB” (symbolizing five rivers of joint Punjab of pre partition between Amritsar and Nankana Sahib, the birth palce of Guru Nanak Dev Ji). The bus carrying 40 passengers, mostly official, will link the ancient historic cities after 59 years of partition.

Calling it the beginning of a new chapter between two countries, The Prime Minister said,” This is a historic day for the Sikh Community both Punjab and elsewhere. In many ways, it is a historic day for both India and Pakistan as well”. On this historic occasion, I send my greetings to the people of Pakistan and to President Pervez Musharraf.

The Prime Minister said,” The journey of peace must be based on a step-by-step approach, but the road must be travelled.” As an ancient saying goes,” A road is made by walking”, I am hoping that we are moving forward and creating a road, one step after another. Even though many hurdles have come along the way.

Underlining the importance of trade between the two countries, the PM said,” it would benefit the entire region”. He also made a pitch for people-to-people contact to bridge the difference between the nations.

The journey from Amritsar to Nankana Sahib by the Punjab Roadways luxury coach will cost each passenger Rs.1600(in Indian currency). The bus, which will be available every Friday from Amritsar and every Saturday from Nankana Sahib, will take about five hours to cover about 160 Kms. Similarly a Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation bus will also be plying on the route and would be available to passengers every Tuesday at Nankana Sahib and every Wednesday at Amritsar. The Fare for each passenger is Rs.2000(In Pakistani Currency)

 

 Prerequisite & Procedure for Booking of Tickets  

It is for the information of the general public that the Amritsar – Nankana Sahib Bus will operate on regular basis on Friday and Wednesday from Amritsar and on every Saturday and Tuesday from Lahore. The schedule of operation of this bus service will be :-

Every Wednesday and Friday :
Amritsar to Nankana Sahib from International Bus Terminal. Youth Hostel, G.T. Road Amritsar at 9:30 A.M.(IST).

Every Tuesday and Saturday:
Nankana Sahib to Amritsar from Nankana Sahib at 9 A.M.(IST)

Tickets available at :
Tickets are available at International Bus Terminal,
Youth Hostel, G.T.Road, Amritsar.
The Passengers have to report at least two hours before the departure of the bus.

Prerequisites:
The following prerequisites are to be fulfilled before issue of ticket:

1. Passport: All intending passengers should have a valid passport.

2. Visa : The Intending passengers will obtain VISA from the High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan at New Delhi for the date/dates on which he intends to visit Pakistan.

After fulfilling the above mentioned prerequisites, tickets can be obtained from the reservation counter at International Bus Terminal, Youth Hostel, G.T.Road, Amritsar on payment of Rs.1600/- for a passenger of 12 years and above age and 2/3 of Rs.1600/- for a child of two years and above, but below 12 years of age. Children below two years of age will be allowed to travel free.

Amritsar - Nankana Sahib
BUS DAY TIME BUS STATION FARE (in Indian Currency)
PUNJAB ROADWAYS AMRITSAR-1
FRIDAY

9.30 AM IST

International Youth Hostel, G.T.Road, Amritsar
  • Rs. 1600( above 12 years)
  • Rs.1100 ( below 12 years and above 2)
  • PAKISTAN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    WEDNESDAY
    9.30 AM IST

    International Youth Hostel, G.T.Road, Amritsar

  • Rs. 1600( above 12 years)
  • Rs.1100 ( below 12 years and above 2)
  • Extra Luggage cost per KG. is 50/- (in INR)
  • Nankana Sahib - Amritsar
    BUS DAY TIME BUS STATION FARE (in Pakistani currency)
    PUNJAB ROADWAYS AMRITSAR-1
    SATURDAY
    9.00 AM IST
    NANKANA SAHIB
  • Rs. 2000( above 12 years)
  • Rs.1300 ( below 12 years and above 2)
  • PAKISTAN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    TUESDAY
    9.00 AM IST
    NANKANA SAHIB
  • Rs. 2000( above 12 years)
  • Rs.1300 ( below 12 years and above 2)
  • Extra Luggage cost per KG. is RS.70/- (in PKR)
  • For any information and clarification please contact

    Terminal Manager,
    International Bus Terminal,

    Youth Hostel,
    G.T.Road, Amritsar

    OR
    General Manager,
    Punjab Roadways Amritsar-I.
    Phone : 0183-2587070, 0183-2551735, 98720-77559 ( 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.)

     Amritsar- Lahore Bus Service  

    The agreement for the operationalisation of Bus Service between Amritsar and Lahore, which was finalized during the second round of Technical Level talks held in New Delhi in September 2005, was signed on Decmber 21, 2005 at Lahore. It was decided that this bus service would commence on January 20, 2006 from Lahore to Amritsar and on January 24, 2006 from Amritsar to Lahore.

    First Lahore - Amritsar bus from Pakistan “DOSTI” (Friendship) crossed the Joint Check Post of the Wagah Border at 11.30 am on January 20, 2006. It bridged the gap between two Punjabs (East and West), that were divided by the Redcliff Line 58 years ago. The people showered rose petals, as the Punjab Police band played the song “Ghar aaya mera pardesi”. When the bus entered the Indian Territory, A warm welcome was given to the DOSTI bus by Mr.Sardul Singh (Excise Minister, Punjab), Mr.Raj Kumar (An M.L.A.), Mr.Sunil Dutti (Mayor, Municipal Corporation Amritsar), Mr.Narinderjeet Singh (Director State Transport, Punjab) and Mr.Kirandeep Singh Bhullar (Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar).

    The Indian Bus “PUNJ-AAB” (named after five rivers in the state) is the third road link between India and Pakistan. First bus link between India and Pakistan was launched in 1999 between Delhi and Lahore. The second bus link opened between Srinagar and Muzzafarabad in Pakistan in April 2005. The fourth bus service between Amritsar and Nankana Sahib linking the city of Golden Temple with the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev Ji – The Founder Of Sikh Faith – will be begin very soon.

    The bus service would also help in increasing trade between both the countries. The Joint Secretary of Ministry of Communication, Pakistan, Mr.Firdaus Alam, said he was hopeful that more and more passengers would use the bus service in future. He said both India and Pakistan were contemplating opening VISA centers in Amritsar and Lahore to make the 66 KMs long journey hassle-free and enjoyable.


     

     Prerequisite & Procedure for Booking of Tickets  

    It is for the information of the general public that the Amritsar – Lahore Bus will operate on regular basis on Tuesday and Saturday from Amritsar and on every Wednesday and Friday from Lahore. The schedule of operation of this bus service will be :-

    Every Tuesday and Saturday :
    Amritsar to Lahore from International Bus Terminal. Youth Hostel, G.T. Road Amritsar at 9:30 A.M.(IST).

    Every Wednesday and Friday :
    Lahore to Amritsar from 66 D –I, Gulberg – III,Lahore.9 A.M.(PST).

    Tickets are available at ::
    International Bus Terminal,
    Youth Hostel,
    G.T.Road, Amritsar.
    The Passengers have to report at least two hours before the departure of the bus.

    Prerequisites:
    The following prerequisites are to be fulfilled before issue of ticket:

    1. Passport: All intending passengers should have a valid passport.
    2. Visa : The Intending passengers will obtain VISA from the High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan at New Delhi for the date/dates on which he intends to visit Pakistan.

    After fulfilling the above mentioned prerequisites, tickets can be obtained from the reservation counter at International Bus Terminal, Youth Hostel, G.T.Road, Amritsar on payment of Rs.1200/- for a passenger of 12 years and above age and Rs.800/- for a child of above two years, but below 12 years of age. Children below two years of age will be allowed to travel free.

    Amritsar - Lahore
    BUS DAY TIME BUS STATION FARE (in Indian Currency)
    PUNJ-AAB EXPRESS OF PUNJAB ROADWAYS AMRITSAR-1 TUESDAY 9.30 AM IST International Youth Hostel, G.T.Road, Amritsar
  • Rs. 1200( above 12 years)
  • Rs.800 ( below 12 years and above 2)
  • DOSTI OF PAKISTAN TOURISM DEVELOPMENTCORPORATION SATURDAY 9.30 AM IST International Youth Hostel, G.T.Road, Amritsar
  • Rs. 1200( above 12 years)
  • Rs.800 ( below 12 years and above 2)
  • Extra Luggage cost per KG. is RS.30/- (in INR)
  • Lahore-Amritsar
    BUS DAY TIME BUS STATION FARE (in Pakistani Currency)
    PUNJ-AAB EXPRESS OF PUNJAB ROADWAYS AMRITSAR-1 WEDNESDAY 9.00 AM IST 66, GULBERG-III, LAHORE
  • Rs. 1500( above 12 years)
  • Rs.1000 ( below 12 years and above 2)
  • DOSTI OF PAKISTAN TOURISM DEVELOPMENTCORPORATION FRIDAY 9.00 AM IST 66, GULBERG-III, LAHORE
  • Rs. 1500( above 12 years)
  • Rs.1000 ( below 12 years and above 2)
  • Extra Luggage cost per KG. is RS.50/- (in PKR)
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    For any information and clarification please contact
    Terminal Manager, International Bus Terminal,
    Youth Hostel, G.T.Road, Amritsar
    or
    General Manager,
    Punjab Roadways Amritsar-I.
    Phone : 0183-2587070, 0183-2551735, 98720-77559 ( 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.)

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