Kashmir Inc demands national highway status for Mughal Road

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has sought national highway status for 84-km Mughal Road, connecting Kashmir division with Jammu via Poonch-Rajouri districts.

According to an official spokesperson, a delegation of KCCI on Saturday called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here and demanded declaration of Mughal Road as a national highway.

The delegation apprised the Governor about economic losses suffered due to frequent closure of Jammu-Srinagar road link and requested for urgent repair of the road link, the spokesperson said.

The  KCCI also demanded introduction of air connectivity between Srinagar and Jammu on the pattern of  the ‘UDAN’ scheme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; conversion of foot bridges on river Jhelum into motorable bridges; crop insurance scheme for Agriculture and Horticulture sectors; restoration of cross-LoC trade; introduction of effective measures to prevent and manage floods; making available land for industrial use; making common STPs functional to protect water bodies; and revival of carpet manufacturing industry in state.

The delegation also extended invitation to Governor about the upcoming Ambassadors Meet in New Delhi on May 25.