Mughal road closed due to snowfall; Kashmir, Leh highways through for traffic

Newspoint Bureau

Srinagar, April 16

The 86-km-long historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, was closed due to fresh snowfall on Monday morning.

However, despite heavy rain since early Monday morning, the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu and 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highways were open for traffic.

Traffic was suspended on historic Mughal road, which is considered as an alternate to Kashmir highway, due to slippery road conditions following fresh snowfall since early this morning at Peer Ki Gali and some other places, a traffic police official said.

However, he said the authorities have already started work to remove the snow and put through the road for traffic though it might take some time as it was still snowing at Peer Ki Gali.

“Traffic on the road will be resumed only after receiving green signal,” he said, adding that today traffic was scheduled to ply from Buffliaz to Shopian side only.

Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was though for two-way Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) while heavy vehicles will ply one-way from Srinagar to Jammu only on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Leh national highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, was though for two-way LMVs despite rain. “Heavy vehicles will ply only from Kargil to Srinagar on Monday,” he added.

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