POONCH — The vital Mughal Road, pivotal in connecting Kashmir Valley’s Shopian district with the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch, has reopened subsequent to its closure owing to recent snowfall, as confirmed by officials on Monday.
Officials reported that the road had been rendered impassable due to fresh snowfall, particularly around Pir Ki Gali, leading to its closure on December 16.
DySP PC Surankote, Hamid Ali Bandey, verified the road’s reopening, signifying a crucial step in restoring connectivity for the region.
The Mughal Road, acclaimed as an alternate route to the Jammu-Srinagar Highway, has faced periodic closures this year due to snowfall, notably in the Pir Ki Gali area and its surrounding regions. These closures have often disrupted the flow of transportation and connectivity in the area, emphasizing the significance of prompt clearance efforts following adverse weather conditions.