Heavy snowfall blocks Mughal Road in Kashmir

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 01, 2013 13:10 hrs

The famous Mughal Road, an arterial highway connecting Rajouri and Poonch districts with the rest of Jammu and Kashmir, has been closed due to heavy snowfall in the region.

Although the authorities have launched the snow clearance operations and sophisticated machines were pressed into service, the situation has not really improved.

Haji Muhammad Bashir, Inspector, Jammu and Kashmir Police, said: "We are engaged in the snow clearing operations from Thana Mandi since three days and the road will be opened within two to three hours.

The roadblock has also hit the business of hotels and restaurants and made it difficult for the people to earn their livelihood.

Mughal Road connects Bafliaz, a town in the Poonch district, to Shopian in Pulwama district in the Kashmir valley. The road acts as a lifeline for the border villages of Kashmir. (ANI)

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