BRO to build the world’s highest tunnel at Shinku La Pass
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BRO to build the world’s highest tunnel at Shinku La Pass

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will build the world’s highest tunnel at Shinku La Pass at 16,580 feet to join Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh, BRO Director General Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhary told the media on Saturday.

He said that this opening is strategically important from Himachal to Zanskar Road at Shinku La Pass from where over half a dozen vehicles crossed the Shinku La Pass from Zanskar side towards Manali.

Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhary told the media that the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) would begin the construction of the tunnel joining Himachal Pradesh to Zanskar Valley in Ladakh by July this year.

He said the Centre has already made ‘Project Yojak’ of BRO to implement this ambitious project. This tunnel, to be finished by 2025, will transform the economy of Zanskar Valley, the official said.

One has to travel 101 kms from Manali to Darcha on Leh road and thereafter, take a turn from Darcha towards Shinku La Pass and enter Zanskar valley at present.

The tunnel’s south portal will be at Shinku La and the north portal at Lakhang.

The D-G praised the efforts of BRO personnel in resorting to the Shinku La-Padum road and Manali-Leh road in record time.

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Also read: BRO develops Project Yojak in Himachal Pradesh to boost road infra

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will build the world’s highest tunnel at Shinku La Pass at 16,580 feet to join Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh, BRO Director General Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhary told the media on Saturday. He said that this opening is strategically important from Himachal to Zanskar Road at Shinku La Pass from where over half a dozen vehicles crossed the Shinku La Pass from Zanskar side towards Manali. Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhary told the media that the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) would begin the construction of the tunnel joining Himachal Pradesh to Zanskar Valley in Ladakh by July this year. He said the Centre has already made ‘Project Yojak’ of BRO to implement this ambitious project. This tunnel, to be finished by 2025, will transform the economy of Zanskar Valley, the official said. One has to travel 101 kms from Manali to Darcha on Leh road and thereafter, take a turn from Darcha towards Shinku La Pass and enter Zanskar valley at present. The tunnel’s south portal will be at Shinku La and the north portal at Lakhang. The D-G praised the efforts of BRO personnel in resorting to the Shinku La-Padum road and Manali-Leh road in record time. Image Source Also read: BRO develops Project Yojak in Himachal Pradesh to boost road infra

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