The Historic Mughal Road reopened for the movement of Light Motor Vehicles after remaining closed for over three months while the national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir valley remained closed.

Tourists are happy and residents of Kashmir Valley felt relieved after the historical road was made operational for vehicular traffic.

Historical Mugal Road. PC: Younis Khaliq
Historical Mughal Road.  PC: Younis Khaliq


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Local Administration earlier attempted to reopen the road in March but due to snowfall with heavy rains forced its closure.

The Mughal Road that connects Rajouri and Poonch districts with the rest of J&K is a lifeline for the villages located on the border as it connects them to the prominent cities of the state, which are the hub of economic activities.

According to media reports, Local Administration told that Light Motor vehicles only were allowed to ply on Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch.


clearing snow from Mughal Road

The Mughal Road was once used by Mughal emperors to travel and capture the Kashmir valley in 1586 using this route.

For centuries the road remained close, but it was rebuilt in 2005 as a connection road between the landlocked valley and rest of the regions of India.

During the months of winter heavy snowfall forces closure of the road link.



Video Source: ANI