BRO builds the world’s highest motorized road in eastern Ladakh

Soham Thakur

The Border Road Organization (BRO) of India has built the world’s highest motorized road in Umling La Pass in eastern Ladakh. The construction height of this highway is 19,300 feet, and the total length is 52 kilometers.

  • The Umling La Pass road takes ownership from the Bolivian road connecting the Uturuncu volcano

  • New roads higher than Everest Base Camp

  • Connecting towns in the Chumar region of eastern Ladakh

Umlinla Pass: The highest motorway in the world

The road of Umling La Pass is 19,300 feet above sea level, earning the title of the highest motorized road. It surpasses Bolivia’s road connecting Uturuncu volcano at an altitude of 18,953 feet. At the same time, Khardung La Pass in Leh is 17,582 feet above sea level, which was previously considered the highest motorized road.

The road that passes through Umlinla is higher than Everest Base Camp. The South Base Camp in Nepal is 17,598 feet above sea level, and the North Base Camp in Tibet is 16,900 feet above sea level. 17,700 feet above sea level.

The new road of Umling La Pass will now connect towns in the Chumar district of eastern Ladakh and provide locals with an alternative direct route from Leh to Chisumle and Demchok. It is said that this road can also improve the socio-economic conditions of the area and promote tourism in Ladakh.

In this remote area of ​​our country, building this road will be extremely challenging. In winter, the temperature is said to drop to -40 degrees Celsius, and the oxygen content in the air at this altitude is said to be 50% lower than sea level. This makes the Umling La Pass road an extraordinary engineering feat carried out by the Border Road Organization.

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