Roads in Pakistan: Wagah, Lahore Ring Road Project, Ah1, Grand Trunk Road, National Highways of Pakistan, Motorways of Pakistan, Ah2, the Mall

 
9781156045077: Roads in Pakistan: Wagah, Lahore Ring Road Project, Ah1, Grand Trunk Road, National Highways of Pakistan, Motorways of Pakistan, Ah2, the Mall

Chapters: Wagah, Lahore Ring Road Project, Ah1, Grand Trunk Road, National Highways of Pakistan, Motorways of Pakistan, Ah2, the Mall, Kashmir Highway, Hall Road, Lahore, Dehli Multan Road, Great Royal Road. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 49. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Wagah (Punjabi: , Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan, and lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan. Wagah itself is a village through which the controversial Radcliffe Line was drawn. The village was divided by independence in 1947. Today, the eastern half of the village remains in India whilst the western half is in Pakistan. The Wagah border, often called the "Berlin wall of Asia", is a ceremonial border on the IndiaPakistan Border where each evening there is a retreat ceremony called 'lowering of the flags'. At that time there is an energetic parade by the Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers. It may appear slightly aggressive and even hostile to foreigners. Troops of each country put on a show in their uniforms with their colorful turbans. Border officials from the two countries sometimes walk over to the offices on the other side for day to day affairs. The happenings at this border post have been a barometer of the India-Pakistan relations over the years. Samjhauta Express, the train service between Lahore and Delhi, plies twice a week from Attari railway station, 5 km from Wagah. The National Highway 1 of India starts from Wagah Border, and is the transit point for the DelhiLahore Bus service operating within the Punjab between Amritsar and Lahore, which was started in 2004 as relations between the two countries improved. During British rule the village was part of the Lahore Di...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2357890

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