Advisor Kumar for properly utilising Mughal Road as alternate link

Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today said the Mughal Road, which connects Kashmir with Jammu, should be fully utilized as an alternate road.

He said wayside amenities also need to be created on the road for convenience of commuters. He stressed for promoting eco-tourism activities to attract tourists to visit the beautiful place.

The advisor made these remarks while chairing a meeting with officers of forest department and Mughal Road authorities.

While discussing the need of promoting the Mughal Road area having great potential of eco-tourism activities, the advisor asked the forest department to come up with a workable action plan, in collaboration with tourism department, at the earliest.

The advisor stressed for developing wayside amenities on the Road including separate toilets (bio-degradable) for male and female commuters and refreshment points along the road especially at Peer Ki Gali.

He asked for creating temporary structures which should be wind proof and would sustain in the prevailing weather conditions.

Various other important issues relating to development of the Road as a regular alternate road, connecting both the regions were also discussed in detail.

Keeping in view the regular incidents of landslides resulting blockage of National Highway, the road must be utilised properly but that needs coordination from all the involved departments, the advisor said.