BRO Begins Construction Of Likaru Migla Fukche Road

BRO Begins Construction Of Likaru-Migla-Fukche Road

Recently the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has started the construction of the world’s highest motorable road, Likaru-Migla-Fukche Road, near Hanle in Eastern Ladakh.

The 64-km road will connect Likaru with Fukche, which is located three kilometers from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

The new highest motorable pass will set a new world record for having a motorable road at an altitude of 19,400 feet.

Currently, Umlingla Pass at an altitude of 19,024 feet is the highest motorable pass in the world, which was to be constructed by BRO in the year 2021.

Umlingla Pass is a 52 km long road that connects Chishumale to Demchok. This road is right next to the LAC, and is also an area of conflict between India and China.

The proposed road between Likaru-Migla-Fukche will provide an axis connecting Hanle to the CDFD road at Fukche. This strategically important road will pass through Migla, which is at an altitude of 19400 feet. A budget of about Rs 520 crore has been earmarked for this ambitious project.

Border Roads Organization (BRO):

  • BRO was conceived and established in the year 1960 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to coordinate the rapid development of road construction in the north and north-eastern border areas of the country.
  • It works under the Ministry of Defence.

Achievements of Border Roads Organisation:

  • It has brought a wide variety of levels of construction and development work, including airfields, construction projects, defense works and tunneling, and is very popular with the public.
  • Over six decades, BRO has built over 61,000 km of roads, over 900 bridges, four tunnels and 19 airfields in challenging conditions along India’s borders as well as in friendly countries including Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
  • BRO completed 103 infrastructure projects in the year 2022-23, which is the highest number of works done by the organization in a year.
  • These include the construction of the Shyok Bridge in eastern Ladakh and the load class 70 steel arch Siom Bridge on the Along-Yinkiong road in Arunachal Pradesh.

Source – Times Now

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