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Mughal road opens for vehicular movement
POONCH, Apr 19: Traffic on the Mughal road was partially restored on Wednesday amid cold wave condition in the Pir Panchal area.

According to a DySP Traffic Rajouri Mohammed Amin, light and passenger vehicles were allowed to move on the highway from today

“Heavy vehicles will be allowed to move from next week,” he said adding road was cleared from Bufliaz to Chatta Pani and from Chatta Pani to Pir Ki Gali one way traffic was allowed.

Official sources said early this morning officials of traffic department, Executive Engineer PWD Shopian, XEN PWD Mughal road, Chief Engineer PWD along with other officers visited Mughal road and took test drive of light vehicles and small passenger vehicles and decided to open Mughal road for public after a brief meeting of officials.

Sources said that state government wanted to open Mughal road to provide an alternate route to valley as huge traffic jams were occurring on Jammu Srinagar National Highway due to construction of national highway.

In the meanwhile, District Development Commissioner Shopian, Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, today said that the Mughal road would be open for vehicular traffic soon as snow clearance operations had been completed.

He said this while inspecting the restoration works on the 84km long road which connects Shopian in Kashmir Valley with Poonch in Jammu region. He was accompanied by AE Mughal Road, officials of Mechanical Division and Mughal Road Division and other concerned.

The DDC said that only minor rock slides at Zaznar and Lal Ghulam Birdge were to be cleared and road would be thrown open for public after ascertaining the safety of commuters.

News Updated at : Thursday, April 20, 2017
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