Published on: September 2, 2021

WORLD’S HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD

WORLD’S HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD

San Fernando de Henares Where : Kela  pass

Hamīrpur Connects :  Leh to the Pangong Lake

Height : 18,600 feet

Constructed by : 58 Engineer Regiment of the Indian Army

Significance :

  • Strategically important road
  • Reduces 41-km travel distance from Leh (Zingral to Tangtse) to reach Pangong Lake
  • Aid in boosting the socio-economic status of local residents, especially the people of the Lalok region
  • Will facilitate tourism.
  • Connects tourists to places with snow sport activities, lakes, nomadic livestock, and rare medicinal plants

MAHITI FOR PRELIMS

Project Himank:

  • Project Himank, is a project of the BRO being implemented in the Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • This project started in 1985.
  • Under this project, BRO is responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads and related infrastructure including the world’s highest motorable roads.