Mughal road remains shut due to slippery condition

Srinagar, May 8: The 86-km-long historic Mughal road remained closed for the second day on Tuesday due to accumulation of snow and slippery conditions while the Kashmir and Ladakh highway are through for traffic.
Traffic on the Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region remained suspended due to accumulation of snow at several places, including Pir-ki-Gali, a traffic police official said.
He said the snow clearance operation has been started from both sides to put through the traffic on the road, which is seen as alternative to Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The Centre has recently approved the road as National highway to make it all weather road by constructing tunnels.
If weather improves and there is no threat of fresh landslides traffic will be resumed immediately after receiving green signal from traffic official posted at different places, he said.
Meanwhile, two-way Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) will continue on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, he said. However, Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) traffic will continue to ply one-side only to prevent any accident and traffic jam.
Two-way traffic also continued on Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road linking the Ladakh region with Kashmir. However, traffic will be allowed from Drass in Ladakh to Sonamarg in central Kashmir in the morning. Later traffic will be allowed from here to other side of the Zojila pass, he said.