Omar directs for early reopening of Mughal Road

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday directed the concerned road communication agency to reopen the Mughal Road and restore plying of traffic on it as early as possible. The road was closed due to the heavy snowfall and inclement weather during the winter.
Talking to a deputation from Poonch, Rajouri and Shopian, which called on the Chief Minister here and made a request in this regard, Omar directed the authorities looking after the Mughal Road to fast track the repairs and restoration of damaged road stretches as early as possible so that people are benefitted by this important road communication connecting Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu to the valley via Shopian and Bafliaz, according to an official handout.
It said the deputation expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for his immediate response to their request and highlighted the need for making the Mughal Road all weather double-lane alternate highway.