Jammu & Kashmir

Ch. Zulfkar Ali demands opening of Mughal Road

Ch. Zulfkar Ali demands opening of Mughal Road
Ch. Zulfkar Ali demands opening of Mughal Road

Continuous closure of road causing great inconvenience to Pirpanjal residents
RAJOURI :- Apni Party Vice President, and Former Cabinet Minister, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali has demanded the opening of Mughal Road.
In a statement issued to the press, the Former Cabinet Minister said that it was unfortunate that the concerned authorities who were responsible to keep the historic alternative road to Kashmir keep it operational have failed to do so.
“The Mughal Road which was supposed to open in the first week of March is still closed and the people are not allowed to travel on the road which connects Pirpanjal region with Kashmir Valley,” he said.
He further said that hundreds of people travel from one region to another for a health checkups, education purposes, tourism, trade and for other purposes.
“The people in Pirpanjal Region are the worst sufferers as many of them go to SKIMS Srinagar for medical checkups, and employees from Rajouri and Poonch have been posted in parts of Kashmir,” he said.
He further said that “Similarly many students from this region study in various educational institutions including universities of Kashmir but they face inconvenience due to closure of the road.”
He said that the authorities should know that their delaying practice has affected hundreds of lives.
“As the authorities have pushed the people to unnecessary harassment due to the closure of the road, the LG J&K should personally look into the issue and concerned authorities should pull for their irresponsible approach towards the genuine demand of the people,” he said.
He said that the Mughal Road should be made all weather and kept open throughout the year even during harsh weather conditions by taking all precautionary measures.
“The road was construction and opened with much pump and show to provide an alternative route to Kashmir, but also remains closed most of the time, and opened for several months only that too during summer season,” he said.
He said that “A tunnel was approved for its construction on the Mughal Road. However, the construction work for the tunnel on the said road is yet to be initiated. It shows how the authorities are serious about such an important tunnel that would make it operational even during heavy snowfall.”
He further said that “The Mughal Road provides opportunity for economic growth, promotion of tourism, exploration of more tourism spots since the region and the road has potential for tourism section that can also generate employment.”


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Ch. Zulfkar Ali demands opening of Mughal Road