In response to Chinese aggression of road infrastructure near LAC in Ladakh, Border Roads Organisation constructed the world’s highest motorable road going through a pass at a height of over 19,300 feet.
The Border Road Organisation (BRO) in India has just unveiled ‘Project Himank’, the world’s highest motorable road in Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The road passes through the Umlingla Top at a height of over 19,300 feet.
Being close to Hanle, the 86 km long strategic road connects Chisumle and Demchok villages, located 230 Kms from Leh. These villages are stone’s throw away from the Indo-China border in the eastern sector, according to a BRO spokesperson.
The 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 Nobra valley and Durbuk valley in the cold desert.