BRO commences construction of world’s highest motorable road in Eastern Ladakh
Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has commenced the construction of the 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 which is situated three kilometre away from the LAC in Eastern Ladakh.
The new highest motorable pass will set a new world record of being the motorable road at an altitude of 19,400 feet. Presently, the Umlingla pass at the height of 19,024 feet, is the world’s highest motorable pass, constructed by BRO in the year 2021. Umlingla Pass is a 52 km long road that connects Chishumle to Demchok, which is right on the LAC, and also a friction point between India and China. The proposed road between Likaru-Migla-Fukche 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.