Mughal road reopens for traffic after four months of closure


Authorities on Wednesday said the historic Mughal road-connecting Shopian with twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri will be reopened for traffic today.

Reports said that snow has been cleared from the Mughal road fortnight ago and is ready for the vehicular movement. Chief Engineer Mughal Road Mohammad Ashraf Bhat told GNS that one-way traffic will be restored on the thoroughfare today. He said that traffic will be allowed from Poonch towards Srinagar on Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Poonch Ramesh Kumar Angral told GNS that the vehicles have to cross Pir Ki Gali between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and no vehicle shall be allowed beyond the time stipulations.

The measures have been taken in view of the slippery road conditions of the road, SSP said. Pertinently, the road was closed on January 1, this year following heavy snowfall in the region.


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