Rajouri, June 12: Army in a night-long operation rescued 41 persons stuck on the Mughal Road which got closed amid adverse weather conditions and falling of trees on Friday.
Officials said that at around 7 pm, a number of trees fell on the Mughal Road near Ratta Chamb with adverse weather conditions creating more such difficulties, resulting in closure of traffic on the road.
“The road got closed between Ratta Chamb and Mansar Morh area of Mughal Road as a result of which 41 civilians got stuck,” Army officials said.
They said that they received this information at a local Army camp after which Army teams from Poshana Army camp launched a rescue operation.
“Rescue operation continued throughout the night in which 41 people were rescued by the Army and brought in Poshana Army camp,” the Army officials said.
The rescued passengers were provided necessary life-saving assistance.
Meanwhile, the Mughal Road was opened for traffic on Saturday afternoon after the night-long closure.
Deputy SP Traffic Rajouri-Poonch, Aftab Shah told Greater Kashmir that the Mughal Road got closed Friday evening and was opened for traffic on Saturday noon after the removal of obstacles