Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed the world's highest motorable road in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, passing through Umlingla Top at a height of over 19,300 feet. The feat was achieved under 'Project Himank' of the organisation.
Being close to Hanle, the 86km long strategic road connects Chisumle and Demchok villages, located 230 km from Leh. These villages are stone's throw away from the India-China border in eastern sector, a spokesman of BRO said. Constructing the road at the altitude of over 19,300 feet was filled with life-threatening challenges as the climate at the location is always adverse for construction activities. Men and machinery worked overnight to meet the targets, given the national and strategic importance of the road.
Project Himank has already constructed roads like Khardangu La at an altitude of 17,900 ft and Changla Pass at 17,695 ft in Leh by connecting Nubhra valley and Durbuk valley in the cold desert.
One more destination to conquer for bikers!
Article Source : TimesOfIndia