At over 17,000 ft high altitude, a new 80 km mountainous road to Kailash Manasarovar, constructed by Border Roads Organization, was opened recently. The new route extends from Ghatiabgarh-Uttarakhand to Lipulekh Pass, close to the Line of Actual Control. This new route will greatly help the pilgrims as it reduces the travel time from three weeks to one week and ushers a new era in border connectivity.
The current pandemic has brought hard economic challenges, forcing many workers and equipment to be idle. Unfortunately, this could have long-term effects months or years after markets open up. Industries must do what they can now to make the most of this difficult situation and retain value where possible. An important key is to protect idle assets from corrosion, so equipment is ready to start up quickly when workers come back on the job.