The Weekend Leader - Historic Mughal Road in J&K re-opens after 5 months

Historic Mughal Road in J&K re-opens after 5 months

Jammu

01-May-2019

The historic Mughal Road connecting the Jammu region with the Valley was re-opened for traffic after five months on Wednesday.

The Mughal Road derives its name from the period of Mughal rule in Kashmir as this road link was used by Emperor Akbar and his successors to reach the Valley.

Heavy snow in the Pir Ki Gali area of the highway during the winter months closed the road for five months thereby leaving the Jammu-Srinagar national highway as the only surface link between the landlocked Valley and the outside world.

The opening of the Mughal Road will ease traffic pressure on the Jammu-Srinagar highway since travellers can use this road as an alternative during the summer months. IANS
 


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