Mughal road opened for traffic

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Srinagar, Oct 24: The Mughal road, an alternate link between the Kashmir Valley and the rest of the country, was reopened for traffic Wednesday afternoon, a day after it was closed as a precautionary measure due to fresh snowfall in some high altitude areas.
The traffic on the Mughal road connecting the twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu with south Kashmir’s Shopian district was restored around 1 pm after completion of the snow clearance operation along the stretch passing through Peer Ki Gali, an official of the traffic department said.
He said the snow clearance operation was started Tuesday evening soon after the weather improved to make the road traffic worthy.
The stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards their destinations from both sides and the traffic was going on smoothly when last reports were received, the official said.
Peer Ki Gali, along with some other high-altitude areas, witnessed fresh snowfall yesterday, forcing the authorities to suspend the traffic on the road, which usually remains closed during winter owing to heavy snowfall.