The BRO is building the ‘Likaru-Mig La-Fukche’ road in Ladakh, which will be the new highest motorable road in the world.
The Border Roads Organization (BRO) started constructing the world’s new highest motorable road in the Demchok sector of Ladakh on Independence Day. The ‘Likaru-Mig La-Fukche’ strategic road, which will be built over the coming two working seasons, will pass through the highest point on Earth at a height of roughly 19,400 feet.
On Twitter, BRO announced the launch of its new project, the Likaru-Mig La-Fukche road.
Important facts concerning the project:
1) In the sensitive Fukche zone, the 64-km-long road will connect the military’s furthest outposts. Given that Fukche is three kilometers away from the hotly fought Line of Actual Control (LAC), this is important for security reasons.
2) The BRO will surpass its own record for the highest motorable road with the completion of this project. “In honor of the 77th Independence Day, @BROindia has begun building Road Likaru-Mig La-Fukche, another important strategic route. The BRO announced on X (previously Twitter) that this route, which would pass through an elevation of 19,400 feet, will be the highest motorable road in the world, surpassing the Umling La Pass.
3)The world’s highest motorable road, Umling La in Ladakh, is now at an elevation of 19,024 feet.
4) According to reports, the BRO’s all-female team started building the Likaru-Mig La-Fukche road. The road work is being overseen by a five-person team of female combat engineers under the direction of Colonel Ponung Doming.
The BRO will also undertake two significant projects. These include the Shinku La tunnel, which connects Manali with Leh via Zanskar and will, upon completion, break the previous record held by China’s MiLa tunnel. Additionally, the BRO is constructing the “Nyoma Airfield” in Eastern Ladakh, which is 30 kilometers away by air. According to the organization’s head, Lt. General. Rajeev Chaudhry, it will be one of the tallest airfields in the world once it is finished.
Source- Hindustan times