After four-month-long closure, a hue and cry by locals in the last one week who were demanding the road’s opening after completion of snow clearance operation, the Mughal Road connecting Poonch district with Shopian has finally been opened for movement of vehicles as the administration announced in this regard.

This vital road that connects the Surankote subdivision of Poonch district with the Airport area of Shopian passes through Pir Ki Gali mountain range and got closed in the second last week of December last year due to snowfall and has been lying close since then.

District Magistrate Poonch informed that Mughal Road should be open for regular traffic from April 27 onwards.

Kindly follow the Traffic Advisories issued by Traffic Police Authorities from time to time for smooth movement and regulation of HMVs and LMVs on this Road, DM office Poonch informed giving reference of directions from the office of Divisional Commissioner Jammu.

Traffic Police, on the other hand, informed that subject to fair weather and good road condition, only one-way traffic shall be allowed from Poonch towards Srinagar on Mughal road.

“LMVs followed by HMVs will be released from Behramgalla towards Srinagar at 9 am up to 3 pm, and nomadic movement shall be allowed uninterrupted subject to the road situation.” Traffic Police said.