Mughal road reopens after five-day closure
A view of Mughal road | Photo: GNS

SRINAGAR — The historic Mughal Road was on Friday thrown open for one-way traffic from Bufliaz to Peer Ki Gali.

As per an order, a copy of which lies with the news agency KNO, District Magistrate ordered allowing one-way traffic on Mughal Road from May 12.

“In view of clearance of snow accumulation and landslides from 19 km (Dogrian) to 43 km Peer Ki Gali as intimated by Chief Engineer, Mughal Road Wing and Executive Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Division, Rajouri-Poonch, the movement of one-way traffic is hereby allowed on Mughal Road from Bufliaz to Peer Ki Gali w.e.f 12-05-2023,” the order reads.

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“Furthermore, Sr. Superintendent of Police Poonch, Sub Divisional Magistrate Surankote and Dy. SP Traffic Rajouri-Poonch shall deploy sufficient personnel at Behramgalla, Bufliaz and Poshana Checkposts to ensure smooth movement of vehicles with strict compliance of this order,” it added.

Srinagar-Leh highway opened for traffic after four days

The Srinagar-Leh highway, which was blocked due to multiple avalanches at Zojilla Pass, has been restored for traffic after four days on Friday.

An official told the news agency KNO that the highway was blocked after multiple avalanches that occurred on May 8.

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He said that now traffic has been restored after four days and people are advised to travel with precautions in order to avoid any untoward incident.

Meanwhile, the J&K Traffic Police on its official Twitter handle said, “Traffic released on SSG road after clearance avalanche. People are advised to follow lane discipline.”

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