Mughal Road Reopens After 3 Days For One-Way Traffic


Shopian: The historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, reopened Tuesday after remaining closed for three days due to fresh snowfall.

A traffic police official said that traffic on 86-km-long Mughal road was resumed at 0900 hrs this morning for one-way only.

Vehicles will ply from Shopian to Rajouri and Poonch today, he said adding that no vehicle will be allowed from the opposite direction.

The historic road was reopened early last week after remaining closed for four months due to six to 10 feet of snow at several places, including at Pir-ki-Gali.

However, traffic was again suspended on April 29 due to several feet fresh snowfall. The Mughal road authority and district administration of Shopian and Rajouri and Poonch put into service machines and men to resume traffic on the road, which is seen as alternative to Kashmir highway.

The snow on the road has been cleared and traffic was resumed today, he said, adding that vehicles still have to pass through five to seven feet of snow walls from both sides of the road. Only one-way traffic will continue on the road till further orders to avoid accidents, he said.



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