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Beijing-Lhasa key road link completed

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 27, Sep 2021
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  • China has completed a key section of the Beijing-Lhasa expressway, a 295km stretch from Lhasa to Nagqu.
  • The Lhasa-Nagqu part is a part of the G6 Beijing-Lhasa expressway and is the primary expressway linking Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Area to north Tibet.
  • It additionally connects the PLA’s Central Theatre Command with the Western Theatre Command which is accountable for the border with India
  • Once completed, It would allow the Chinese army to comfortably cover the distance of 3,725 km from Beijing to Lhasa in four days or less during emergencies.
  • This section is located at an average altitude of 4,500 metres above sea level, which Chinese state media have termed the world’s highest expressway.
  • In June, China had launched a high speed bullet train connecting Lhasa with Nyingchi, a strategically located Tibetan town located close to Arunachal Pradesh.