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Guv reviews status of Mughal Road Project, directs audit of maintenance expenditure

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

N N today undertook a road journey between and Shopian on the for a first-hand assessment of the maintenance works.

This was Vohra's first ground reconnaissance of the Mughal Road, an alternative link connecting the twin border districts of and Rajouri in Jammu region with Shopian in south

An said took serious note of the poor maintenance of the road and directed the (PWD) to undertake a comprehensive audit of maintenance expenditure in the past three years.

He also sought an immediate report on maintenance works.

Earlier in the day, the interacted with Legislators of district and chaired a meeting with state, divisional and district level officers to take stock of various ongoing development projects in the district.

After the review meeting, the was scheduled to fly back to

However, on being informed that he could not do so because of inclement weather conditions over the Pir Panjal range, the Governor decided to return to the Valley by the Mughal Road, the said.

He said the governor interacted with the local people along the road and certain visiting tourists and passengers at Peer ki Gali to know their experience of travelling on this road.

The governor, inter alia, directed that the of the Project will undertake a comprehensive safety audit of the road and take all corrective steps to immediately repair the critical stretches, the said.

In response to the suggestions made by passengers,ordered the construction of five public toilets along the road and, besides, resting sheds for shelter.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 22:50 IST