Traffic on Mughal road restored after 3 days

Traffic on Mughal road restored after 3 days

Srinagar, Nov 21: Two-way light vehicular traffic was on Tuesday restored on the historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting south Kashmir with Jammu region, after remaining suspended for the three days due to snowfall and slippery road conditions.
However, only one-way traffic will ply on Srinagar-Leh national highway while the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, linking Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for traffic though heavy vehicles will continue to ply from one side only.
A traffic police official said that two-way light vehicular traffic was allowed to ply on Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, from Tuesday afternoon.
“The traffic on the road remained suspended for three days due to snowfall and slippery road conditions,” he said. The state government has already taken up the issue of constructing a tunnel to make it an all weather road.
The Traffic official said that only one-way traffic was allowed on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh. “We were allowing traffic from Drass to Sonamarg in Kashmir early in the morning and later from here to other side of the Zojila on the highway,” he said, adding due to slippery road condition now we are allowing traffic only during the day.
He said yesterday traffic was allowed from Drass to Kashmir and no vehicle from here could cross to other side of the Zojila. “Today we will allow traffic from here to Ladakh and no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction to avoid accident,” he said.
However, traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was plying normally.
He said light vehicles will ply from both sides while heavy vehicles operated from Srinagar to Jammu on Tuesday. However, the vehicles had to cross Jawahar tunnel by 1000 hrs. No heavy vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction on the highway. Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying essentials for Kashmir left different parts of the Jammu region this morning.