M S Nazki
Poonch, Nov 20” The Mughal Road, connecting Shopian and Poonch districts, was closed even as authorities rescued 19 persons including a minor who had got trapped amid fresh snowfall along the thoroughfare last night, officials said on Friday.
“19 persons have been rescued by teams of police and Army from Pir Ki Gali area during a rescue operation last night,” they said. .
SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral told GNS that all the persons were provided food and other logistic facilities at Poshana.
DySP Traffic Rajouri Poonch told GNS that the road was closed due to slippery condition. “The road would be opened depending upon weather conditions.”
For Saturday, traffic department in a statement said that subject to fair weather and better road condition only downward traffic (load carriers) loaded with fresh fruits shall be allowed from Herpora (Shopian) from 1100 hrs to 1600 hours towards Poonch. “No vehicle shall be allowed after cut off timing. Moreover, no passenger vehicle or pedestrian shall be allowed on Mughal Road.” (GNS)