New Delhi: The clash between India and Pakistan in their semifinal match of the World Cup has gained momentum and to make it more special for fans, Indian authorities will be pressing into service Special buses at Wagah, close to the border with Pakistan, for the convenience of Pakistani cricket fans.

According to the sources, the buses, which are expected to work between Wagah-Chandigarh and Wagah-Amritsar routes, may start operating from Monday onwards.

India has issued visas to 5,000 Pakistanis to facilitate their visit to watch the World Cup cricket matches, including the final in Mumbai.

The visas were issued after thorough security checks by the immigration and various security agencies of each of the Pakistani national who applied for the travel document to watch the quarterfinals, semifinals and the final to be held in different venues in India.

In the wake of India-Pakistan clash in semifinal, there is no possibility of issuing fresh visa to any Pakistani fan as anyone wishing to apply for the travel document will have to undergo the normal application procedure which will take at least a month.

(Agencies)