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World’s highest motorable road at Umling La in Eastern Ladakh

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 05, Aug 2021
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  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed and completed blacktopping the world’s highest motorable road at Umling La in Eastern Ladakh, located at an altitude of 19,300 ft
  • Previous World Record:  A road in Bolivia connecting to its volcano Uturuncu at 18,953 ft.
  • The road was build under Project Himank


  • The road now connects Chisumle and Demchok villages in Chumar sector of Eastern Ladakh.
  • It offers an alternate direct route connecting Chisumle and Demchok from Leh.
  • It will enhance the socio-economic condition and promote tourism in Ladakh.

Project Himank

  • It is a project of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the Ladakh region that started in August 1985.
  • Under the Himank project, BRO is responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads and related infrastructure in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control.