World’s Highest Motorable Road – UPSC Prelims

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.