Srinagar: MLA Shopian Mohd Yousuf Bhat on Thursday expressed gratitude to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhter for their concern in ensuring the execution of work on Mughal road tunnel.
In a statement, Bhat hailed the decision of the Government of India, where it has agreed to accord the status of National Highway status to the Mughal road.
“The personal intervention of Mehbooba Mufti in ensuring the work on the tunnel to get started, have brought smiles to gloomy faces in Shopian district. The decision has generated hopes of increasing economic activity in Kashmir as the tunnel will make this road operational round the year and all weather, which otherwise would remain cut off for almost six months and thus bringing respite to the people of the state,” Bhat said.
“This is a landmark achievement and will benefit generations for which I am indeed thankful to Mehbooba Mufti for her serious persuasion,” he said. He said the tunnel will benefit the traders and business community of this district as this as an opportunity for development of the district as an economic hub.
“This historic decision is indeed a landmark decision which will have a positive impact on the tourism,” Bhat added.