Q. Which of the following pair (s) is/are correctly matched?
Pass:Significance
1. Zoji la (Pass):Connects Srinagar to Leh
2. Shipki La Pass:Satluj River flows through this Pass
3. Nathu la (Pass):Chumbi River flows through this Pass
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Zoji La: Zoji La is a high mountain pass located in the Kargil district of Ladakh.  

  • The pass links Leh and Srinagar and provides an important link between Union Territories of Ladakh and Kashmir.  
  • In 2018, the Zojila tunnel project was launched.  
  • The tunnel is Asia’s longest and strategic bi-directional tunnel, which will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. 

Banihal Pass: It is in Jammu & Kashmir. The National Highway No.1A that links Srinagar to Jammu goes through it. Satluj River flows through Shipki La (Pass). 

Nathu La: It is in Sikkim. It gives way to Tibet from Darjeeling and Chumbi Valley. The Chumbi River flows through this pass. 

Source: NCERT – XI India Physical Environment and ICSE – X Total Geography