Srinagar: Student Leader and National Spokesperson of J&K Students Association here today urged Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to re-open historical Mughal road for general public and vehicular Movement. In a statement Khuehami said that closure of Mughal road is causing difficult problems to the inhabitants of District Poonch, Rajouri and other areas which includes Trade, Medical Emergencies & Frequent movement of the people.
He said that, people of Rajouri and Poonch especially patients and students are suffering most with the repeated closing of an important highway which links these two districts with the rest of Kashmir valley as the shortest route. It has been weeks now, when snow clearance on mughal Road was completed, despite of that authorities are still not allowing vehicular movement on this major route. “I have received numerous calls from the people who requested to take up matter with Lt Governor administration with regard to road blockade despite snow clearance. Administration should ensure that people have to face no inconvenience in these pressing times” he said.
“The people of Pir Panjal region lack tertiary care health facilities due to which they travel to Kashmir valley to avail treatment options & for getting their sick admitted into the local hospitals. People from Kashmir as well as from Pir Panjal region want to travel in a hassle free manner using this alternative connectivity. If the road remains closed, hundreds of patients who get themselve checked in Srinagar fail to get treatment or medicines” he added.
Khuehami said on humanitarian grounds, the LG Administration must try their best to keep the highway functional in all weather conditions for the people of Rajouri and Poonch & to ensure that the students travel hastle free to Srinagar & other parts of valley to pursue their academic or professional studies. The highway has become a source of economic development for many, and easy trade with the districts of Kashmir in less time”, he further added.