Mughal Road closed despite snow clearance

A snowplow clears the snow on Mughal Road as the road connecting Poonch and Shopian districts of Kashmir valley is closed due to heavy snowfall, in Poonch on Monday.
A snowplow clears the snow on Mughal Road as the road connecting Poonch and Shopian districts of Kashmir valley is closed due to heavy snowfall, in Poonch on Monday.ANI

Rajouri: The Mechanical Engineering Department has completed the snow clearance work on Mughal Road which is lying closed for movement of vehicles since Saturday evening. The road is yet to be restored for traffic and subject to fair weather conditions, the traffic movement on the road could start by Tuesday morning.

Assistant Engineer of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Muhammad Tariq told Greater Kashmir that snow clearance operation on the road was started Monday morning and snow cutters were deployed.

“The road was covered under snow from Poshana to Pir Ki Gali on the Poonch side and the machinery of the department cleared the snow, making the road suitable for the movement of vehicles,” he said.

Tariq said that snow had been cleared from both lanes of the road and the movement of vehicles from both sides was possible now.

Deputy SP Traffic Rajouri-Poonch Range, Aftab Shah told Greater Kashmir that the Mechanical Engineering Department had completed the snow clearance operation and the road was cleared of snow up to Pir Ki Gali.

However, he said that the movement of vehicles would be permitted on Tuesday morning if the weather remains fair.

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