Mughal Road in J-K reopens for one-way traffic after four months


One-way traffic resumed on the Mughal Road, an alternative link road connecting the twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri in the Jammu region with south Kashmir’s Shopian, after an over four-month closure due to heavy winter snowfall, officials said on Saturday.

Light motor vehicles were allowed to ply from Behramgalla-Buffliaz in Poonch towards Shopian. The road was closed on January 5 following heavy snowfall, especially in the high-altitude Pir Ki Gali and adjoining areas, a Traffic department official said.

Traffic will be allowed from Poonch and Shopian on alternate days from 10 am to 2 pm as the road is still narrow at some places with maintenance and snow clearance operations under progress, the official said.