BRO Starts Construction Of Five Major Road Projects In Ladakh, MoU Was Inked A Month Back
Ladakh, Oct 2 (TNA) Work on five major roads in Ladakh has begun. These roads were part of an MoU between the Ladakh Administration and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) almost a month back for upgradation and improvement of road network in Ladakh.
Following the MoU, projects involving construction/improvement of roads and tunnels were assigned to BRO for development of connectivity in the hilly region. The 5 projects kicked off on Friday, included preparation of greenfield alignment and upgradation of major single lane roads to double-lane (NHDL specification) and tunnelling works.
Construction of road Hanuthang-Handanbroke-Zungpal-Turtuk, the 26.6 Km long greenfield road is planned to provide inter valley connectivity between Hanuthang-Handanbroke (Indus Valley) and Zungpal-Turtuk (Shyok Valley) across the Stakpuchan Range.
This will also reduce the travel time to Three and Half Hours from existing Nine Hours to Turtuk via Leh without crossing the treacherous Khardungla pass.
Upgradation of 4 major single lane roads has also commenced. These roads are, 78 Km road Khalse to Batallik, 50 Km road Kargil to Dumgil which will also include construction of a tunnel at Hambotingla to ensure seamless connectivity from Kargil to Batallik,70 km road Khalsar to Shyokvia Agham and 31 Km Tangtse to Lukung.
All these roads are used extensively by travellers to reach sought after tourist destinations such as Hundar (Nubra Valley), Turtuk village, Shyok, Pangon-Tso lake and Aryan villages of Dah, Garkone Darchik etc.