District Development Commissioner Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz today inspected ongoing maintenance works especially blacktopping on historical Mughal Road from Shopian to Peer Ki Gali.
DDC was accompanied by Executive Engineer Mughal Road Division Shopian. He was apprised that required men and machinery has been put in place for blacktopping and slide clearance on Historic Mughal Road.
DDC directed the concerned officers to cover all the patches upto Peer Ki Gali within a stipulated time to make the road fit for the smooth plying of traffic. He further directed the Executive Engineer Mughal Road to restore the drains wherever they have been breached and also take up the protection works at the earliest.
The DDC asserted that Historic Mughal Road provides an alternate connectivity for Kashmir valley to the rest of India and has a got tremendous impact on the economy of Kashmir division and in particular to district Shopian.
It should be noted here that the fruit growers association are pressing for hassle free opening of the Mughal Road as the fruit season is very near and the road provides them extra connectivity in transporting their fruit to rest of the country. The supply of essential commodities especially during summer also gets facilitated through the NH-4A road.