SRINAGAR, AUGUST 04: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today lauded the great efforts and achievement of Border Roads Organization (BRO) for constructing the world’s highest motorable road reaching the height of 19300 feet more higher than the base camps of Mount Everest.
Advisor Khan said that BRO has achieved the feat due to the grit and resilience of its personnel who work in treacherous terrain. He exclaimed that such a triumph is the result of sheer professionalism and dedication on part of BRO.
The Advisor has maintained that this feat of BRO has made our chests swell with pride. He said, “It is really a moment of pride and joy for all of the nation that we have such a professional organization and expertise that has put us ahead of many developed nations of the world”.
The Advisor further asserted that he has been to such places during the course of his career and is well acquainted with the difficulties one faces at such heights. He said that the level of oxygen declines there drastically besides the temperatures goes to below freezing levels which makes the task more tough and hard to culminate.
The road itself is a 52-km long tarmac stretch through Umlingla Pass, connecting important towns in Chumar sector of Eastern Ladakh.
Pertinent to mention here that the road is constructed much above the altitude of Siachen Glacier and Khardung La Pass that are at an altitude of 17,700 and 17,582 feet respectively. With this, India has bettered Bolivia’s record of a highest road at 18,953 feet.