Srinagar: Governor NN Vohra took a serious note of the poor maintenance of the Mughal Road and directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to under -take a comprehensive Audit of Maintenance Expenditure in the past 3 years.
He also sought an immediate report for the failure of repair and maintenance works.
Vohra undertook a road journey between Poonch and Shopian on the Mughal Road to gain a firsthand assessment about the maintenance of the road link between Rajouri- Poonch area and Kashmir Valley, the government said.
Soon after interacting with legislators of Poonch district and chairing meeting with state divisional and district level officers, Governor was scheduled to fly back to Srinagar, the government added.
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.
During the journey, Governor also directed the Chief Engineer Mughal Road Project shall undertake a comprehensive Safety Audit of the Road and take all corrective steps to immediately repair the critical stretches on the Road to ensure full safety of all those who travel on this road.
This was the first ground reconnaissance of the Mughal Road by the Governor.