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China-Pakistan cross-border bus first trial operation, Lahore direct to Kash for 36 hours

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    黎明报:中巴跨境大巴首发,拉合尔直达喀什全程36小时
    2018-11-09 分类:巴基斯坦 信息来源:三泰虎

    China-Pakistan cross-border bus first trial operation, Lahore direct to Kash for 36 hours

    巴中豪华巴士首发,从拉合尔直达喀什



    A Pak-China luxury bus service has embarked on its maiden journey from Lahore to the city of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang province, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday.

    据巴基斯坦电台周一报道,从拉合尔到喀什的巴中豪华巴士已发出首班客车。

    The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Shuja Express together launched the bus service between Pakistan and China to facilitate tourists as part of an initiative to connect both countries via road under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

    该跨境大巴客运服务由巴基斯坦旅游开发公司和一家民营客运公司共同发起,旨在中巴经济走廊框架下,利用两国的陆路联通优势为游客提供便利。

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    The Lahore-Kashgar bus will run four days a week, on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, while the Kashgar-Lahore bus will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    拉合尔-喀什方向发车时间为周六、周日、周一和周二,而拉合尔-拉合尔方向将在周二、周三、周四和周五发车。

    The journey will take a total of 36 hours, and the bus will make five stops along the way before it crosses into China at the Khunjerab Pass.

    全程耗时36个小时,在穿过红其拉甫山口进入中国之前,要经过5站。

    Travellers will require a valid visa and ID card to make the journey.

    旅客须持有有效的签证及身份证件方可乘车跨境。

    The one-way fare is Rs13,000, while a round trip will cost Rs23,000, according to Radio Pakistan.

    据巴基斯坦电台报道,单程票价为1.3万卢比,往返票价为2.3万卢比。

    PTDC official Mukhtar Ali told APP on Monday that the bus service would allow visitors, especially monks, to visit sacred Buddhist sites dating back to the Gandhara era.

    周一,巴基斯坦旅游开发公司官员穆赫塔尔·阿里对联合通讯社表示,该巴士服务将方便游客,尤其是僧侣,参观可追溯至犍陀罗时代的佛教圣地。

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    译文来源:三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/46459.html 译者:Jessica.Wu

    外文:https://www.dawn.com

    Emad

    A Lahore-Kashgar low price air travel is convenient and safe than the 900 km/ 30 hours (one-way 2 days) ''luxury'' bus jounney !

    从拉合尔-喀什的廉价航空比这豪华巴士更方便、更安全 !



    Iqbal Z K

    Nice

    不错哟



    Sakthi

    Travelling 36 hours by bus is tedious job.

    坐36小时的车会很枯燥乏味。



    Akram

    Would be more for tourism rather than convenience.

    更多的是为了发展旅游业,而不是为了方便旅客。



    Nomansland

    I would rather not travel than spend 1 and a half day in a bus !!

    要在车上坐一天多,我宁愿不出门。



    Crusoe

    @M. Emad, I have lived and worked in China for four years. Taking that route by road is yet my dream just because of the beauty along the way. That road is the highest in the world and thrilling and I will be taking on the trip soon. Flights are convenient but sometimes you have to see the real beauty.

    @M.Emad,我在中国生活和工作了四年。坐巴士欣赏沿途的美景是我的梦想,那条公路是全球海拔最高的公路,很刺激,我很快就会踏上这趟旅途。飞行的确很方便,但有时欣赏沿途美景更有意义。



    Chishti

    seems like a symbolic gesture as most of the year this route remains inaccessible due to snow and landslides.

    象征意义胜过实际,由于大雪和山体滑坡,这条路线几乎一年到头都无法通行。



    MA

    @manish, no Manish, flight will cost you 60K

    @manish,坐飞机得花6万卢比



    MA

    @sakthi, I travelled by bus from Saarland Germany to Amsterdam in wifi bus, it was fun.

    @Sakthi,我曾搭巴士从德国萨尔州到阿姆斯特丹,巴士上有WIFI,旅途不枯燥,挺有趣的。



    Noman

    I think bus should carry the enroute passengers for gilgit baltistan, i ll love to visit in this bus from islamabad to gilgit

    我认为这趟巴士应该搭载前往吉尔吉特-伯尔蒂斯坦的乘客,我很乐意乘坐这趟巴士从伊斯兰堡到吉尔吉特。


    Shah

    Who even spend 36 hour in a buss to travel to a neighboring country in 2018? What happened to low cost flights?

    都2018年了,谁愿意坐36个小时的巴士去邻国旅游呢? 还不如坐廉价航班



    Saif Zulfiqar

    @manish, This journey is not for Indians. Only Pakistanis can avail this luxury trip.

    @manish,印度人没机会享受,只有巴基斯坦人可以享受这趟豪华旅程。



    Saif Zulfiqar

    @M. Emad, Why a Bangladeshi is worried about Pakistanis.

    为什么要你一个孟加拉人来操心巴基斯坦人?



    Satya Jeet

    At this price level and demand it won't run for long.

    按照这个票价,这趟巴士运营不了多久。



    human

    30 hours in bus,are you joking, aeroplane is better than this

    坐30几个小时的大巴,开玩笑吧,坐飞机好多了。



    Faheem Salarzai

    That is a start.

    这是一个好的开始。



    Masterwong

    This is quite positive. It’s not bad for just about $100, opens up Tajikistan, Tashkent, Kyrgyzstan, Almaty and not to mention a lot of of places in China and up to Mongolia. It’s definitely awesome from adventure/road travellers but not so much for money making tourism..

    相当不错,只要花100美元就可以穿越塔吉克斯坦、塔什干、吉尔吉斯斯坦、阿拉木图,还有中国和蒙古的很多地方了。对于冒险/公路旅行者来说,这绝对是一件很棒的事情,但对于以营利为目的旅游业来说就不那么好了。



    Abdul Malik Rahmanzai

    @manish, - The bus trip is for enjoying the scenery. It you want to take a plane take a plane.

    @manish,巴士之旅是为了欣赏风景。如果你想坐飞机,那你去坐吧。



    Vishal Gaur

    36 hrs journey on road is not likely to attract tourists.

    36小时的公路旅行对游客来说没多大吸引力。



    Zahid

    Can Indians ever wish us well . Not in their character I guess

    印度人祝福过我们吗?我想他们骨子里就不愿意。



    Raja M. Kamran

    A very good initiative for tourists. But it should be either through train or air travelling. Everybody wants a comfortable and convenient journey. A 30 hours bus journey would be tiresome and it mars the travelling thrill as well. Five stops are good to an extent but still a long ride of 36 hours is not convenient at all. In fact it's costly as well. Additionally, such a long journey by bus would be prone to security attacks. So, concrete security measures should also be taken to make it secure and more attractive.

    Long Live Pakistan !

    这对游客来说不错,但火车或航空旅行会更好,每个人都想要舒适方便的旅程。30几个小时的巴士旅行会很累,也会让旅行变得枯燥。沿途设5站还算不错,但36个小时的长途旅行一点也不方便。事实上,票价也很贵。此外,长途旅行路上容易受到袭击,所以还应采取具体的安全措施,让旅途更安全、更有吸引力。

    巴基斯坦万岁!



    Vasan

    36 hours travel is really necessary ?

    36小时的旅行,有这个必要吗?



    SZA

    China does not grant visit visas to Pakistanis unless you have a contract with a China based tourism company. Usually these companies are based out of Beijing or Shanghai. So the question is, how do you get a tourist visa to avail this bus service?

    除非你和某家中国旅游公司有合同,否则中国不会给巴基斯坦人发放旅游签证。这些公司的总部通常设在北京或上海。问题在于,你如何拿到旅游签证才能坐上这趟巴士?



    MG

    Good luck but who will use this and for what purpose? 36 hours in a bus is too much. May be whole road you may not have any other vehicle

    祝好运。但有谁愿意去坐这趟车?在巴士上坐36小时,这时间也太长了,可能一路上你都看不到别的车。



    naheed

    instead of this, Pakistan should take steps to ease getting Chinese visas for Pakistanis. At the moment, unless as a group of minimum 5 tourists, it is virtually impossible to get a visa before a few months. This was not the case some years ago until 2013, when Pakistanis could also get a multiple entry visa. I suspect the buses will be carrying few Pakistani passengers.

    巴基斯坦应该采取措施,让巴基斯坦人能轻松获得中国签证。目前,除非是5名游客以上组团出行,否则几乎不可能拿到签证。直到2013年,巴基斯坦人才能获得多次入境签证。我估计,这巴士载不到几个巴基斯坦乘客。



    Munir

    There is a flight every Wednesday from Islamabad to Kashgar.If i am correct return flight is between rs 36,000 and rs 40,000

    每周三有一班从伊斯兰堡飞往喀什的航班,如果我没记错的话,往返票价是在36000卢比到40000卢比之间。



    ustamaster

    probably another loss making service.

    估计又是一桩赔钱的买卖。



    Shahid khan

    @saif Zulfiqar , I think Pakistanis can’t afford the bus fare .its mainly for Chinese Buddhists to visit sites in Pakistan and facilitate their return . It’s good for the Pakistani economy if this promotes Chinese tourism .howerver a 72 hour travel round trip by bus surely has few takers .

    @saif Zulfiqar,我认为巴基斯坦人负担不起巴士的票价,主要还是为了方便中国佛教徒到巴基斯坦参观圣地,并为他们回国提供便利。如果这能促进中国旅游业的发展,那对巴基斯坦的经济也是有好处的。然而,72小时巴士往返旅行肯定没有多少人愿意去。



    Faran amir qureshi

    How can we get china visit visa ?

    怎样才能申请到中国旅游签证?
     
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    Good, this will impact both countries in a positive way.
     
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    I think that Pakistan and China should establish comfortable service areas on both sides of this road to facilitate the rest of the tourists and business travellers. The road service area refers to a place reserved for passengers and drivers. Parking facilities, public toilets, gas stations, vehicle repair shops, catering and canteens should be provided, with an average distance of about 50 kilometers. The construction scale of the service area should be adapted to the growth of traffic volume in the future.
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    Services centres are a legal requirement along expressways.
    Hopefully we can build a real expressway between China and Pakistan.
     
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