India to build world’s highest motorable road at 19,400 ft, near LAC in Leh

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Ladakh, 16 August: To tackle the alarming situation at the Border near the China, the Indian army is going to built world?s highest motorable road at 19,400 ft, near LAC in Ladakh. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is all set to break it’s own record of building the world’s highest motorable pass.

On the 77th Independence Day, BRO commenced the construction of world’s highest Motorable Road, the Likaru-Migla-Fukche road close to Hanle in Eastern Ladakh.

The 64 Km long road will connect Likaru to Fukche that is situated 3Km away from the LAC in the Eastern Ladakh.

The new highest motorable pass will set a new world record of being the motorable road at an altitude of 19,400 ft. So far Umlingla pass constructed at a height of 19,024 became the world’s that highest motorable pass constructed by BRO in the year 2021.

The Umlingla pass also entered the Guinness Book for surpassing the Bolivia’s Uturuncu volcano road that is constructed at 18,953 ft. Umlingla pass is a 52 km long road that connects Chishumle to Demchok that is right on the LAC and also a friction point between India and China.

The World’s new Highest Motorable Road Likaru-Migla-Fukche will be a 64 Km long road will provide an axis connecting Hanle to CDFD road at Fukche. The strategically important road will pass through Migla which is at 19400 feet. A budget of approximately Rs 520 crore has been slated for the ambitious project.