State Govt pursuing with Center for construction of tunnel on Mughal road
Jammu | Jan 22: In a written reply to a question raised by MLA Wachi Aijaz Ahmed Mir Government today said it was keenly pursuing with the Centre the construction of a tunnel along the Mughal road to make it an all-weather road.
The 84-km Mughal road connects the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu with Shopian district in south Kashmir.
The road usually remains closed for vehicular traffic from December to April every year owing to heavy snowfall.
“To make it an all-weather road, a tunnel is required. The State Government was pursuing the matter with the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for declaration of the Mughal road as national highway and also for the construction of a tunnel from Chattapani to Zaznar,” Minister of Public Works Naeem Akhtar informed the Legislative Assembly.
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