BRO feat recognised by Guinness World Records

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Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has received the Guinness World Records certificate for constructing and black topping the world’s highest motorable road at 19,024 feet at Umlingla Pass in Ladakh.

About the World’s Highest Motorable Road 

The road was built under the ‘Project Himank’ of BRO.

It is a 52-km long motorable road that connects remote villages in eastern Ladakh and it passes through the 19,024 feet high Umlingla Pass.

This beats the previous record of a road in Bolivia which connects volcano Uturuncu at 18,953 feet. 

Significance: The road will be important for Eastern Ladakh as it will help the local population of the region and will also enhance the socio-economic conditions and promote tourism in Ladakh. 

Read More: Project Himank and Umling La Pass

Source: This post is based on the articleBRO feat recognised by Guinness World Recordspublished by PIB on 16th November 2021.

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