Umlingla Pass - Umlingla Top

seems they have put tarmac as well...means it would be a smooth sailing to the pass
Tarmac is there till DBO also.
But this doesn't mean that anyone can goto DBO.
It is on Govt's will only,
to provide Permit for visiting such places.
 
India Builds World's Highest Road In Ladakh, Beats Bolivia's Record
"The road at Umlingla Pass constructed at an altitude of 19,300 feet betters previous record of a road in Bolivia at 18,953 feet," the government said
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Updated: August 04, 2021 6:54 pm IST


India Builds World's Highest Road In Ladakh, Beats Bolivia's Record


The world's highest road at Umlingla Pass is at an altitude of 19,300 feet

New Delhi:

The Border Roads Organisation has constructed the world's highest road in eastern Ladakh at an altitude of 19,300 feet, the government said in a statement on Wednesday. The road has been constructed at an altitude higher than the Mount Everest base camps - the south base camp in Nepal is at an altitude of 17,598 feet, while the north base camp in Tibet is at 16,900 feet.
To put this in another perspective, most large commercial aircraft fly at 30,000 feet and above, so this road is at an altitude that's more than half of that.
"The road at Umlingla Pass constructed at an altitude of 19,300 ft betters previous record of a road in Bolivia at 18,953 ft. Umlingla Pass is now connected with a black top road to enhance socio-economic condition and promote tourism in Ladakh," the government said.
Infrastructure development in such harsh and tough terrain is extremely challenging. In winter, the temperature falls to -40 degree Celsius and the oxygen level at this altitude is almost 50 per cent less than at normal places.
"The Border Roads Organisation or BRO achieved the feat due to the grit and resilience of its personnel who work in treacherous terrain and extreme weather conditions," the government said.

In making the record, the BRO constructed a 52-km-long tarmac road through Umlingla Pass, bettering the previous record of a road in Bolivia connecting to its volcano Uturuncu at 18,953 feet.

The road now connects the important towns in Chumar sector of eastern Ladakh. "It will prove to be a boon to the local population as it offers an alternate direct route connecting Chisumle and Demchok from Leh. It will enhance the socio-economic condition and promote tourism in Ladakh," the government said.

Khardung La Pass in Ladakh is also one of the world's highest roads at nearly 17,600 feet.


India Builds World's Highest Road In Ladakh, Beats Bolivia's Record
 
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Amazing feat! World’s highest motorable road now in India; BRO completes Umlingla Pass construction

By: FE Online |
August 04, 2021 6:15 PM

The Border Roads Organisation crew braved the odds to develop the road, particularly due to the extreme and harsh terrain that make infrastructure development challenging.

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The road provides the local residents with an alternative direct route to Demchok and Chisumle from Leh. (Photo credit: Twitter/PIB India)


The crown for the world’s highest motorable road now rests with India after the Border Roads Organisation completed construction of the road at Umlingla Pass in eastern Ladakh. The Border Roads Organisation constructed and black-topped the road at 19,300 ft. The 52-km long tarmac road through Umlingla Pass betters the record of a Bolivian road that connects to the Uturuncu volcano at 18,953 ft.
The important towns in eastern Ladakh’s Chumar sector will all be connected by this road, which comes as a boon for the local population. The road provides the local residents with an alternative direct route to Demchok and Chisumle from Leh. It will also increase the region’s socio-economic condition as well as promote tourism in Ladakh.

The Border Roads Organisation crew braved the odds to develop the road, particularly due to the extreme and harsh terrain that make infrastructure development challenging. Winter temperatures of -40 degrees Celsius are very common in the region, while the oxygen level at the altitude is almost half that at normal places.
The road stands higher than the base camps of Mt Everest. The South Base Camp in Nepal is located at 17,598 ft, while the North Base Camp located in neighbouring Tibet is at 16,900 ft. The altitude of the road also dwarfs that of the Siachen Glacier’s 17,700 ft, while Leh’s Khardung La Pass has an altitude of 17,582 ft.
It also dwarfs the highest road in Europe, which is located in Russia. The ascent to Mount Elbrus, at an altitude of 13,267ft, is a dirt track where only specially prepared vehicles can drive. Spain’s Veleta Peak also features among the highest paved roads in the continent. However, at 11,135ft, it comes nowhere close to the new Umlingla Pass. South America also boasts several high-altitude motorable roads. However, how they determine the altitude — on the basis of driveability or till the point a bicycle or highly modified vehicles can reach — creates confusion.


Amazing feat! World’s highest motorable road now in India; BRO completes Umlingla Pass construction
 
Black topping of world’s highest motorable road near LAC completed
Dinakar Peri
NEW DELHI, AUGUST 04, 2021 21:09 IST
UPDATED: AUGUST 04, 2021 21:15 IST

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The Border Roads Organisation has completed black topping the world’s highest motorable road at Umlingla Pass in Eastern Ladakh at an alt of 19,300 ft. The 86km long strategic road was constructed in 2017 through Umling La Top and connects Chisumle & Demchok villages, 230km from Leh. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

It allows quick movement of troops and equipment and also boosts torusim in Ladakh.

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed and completed black topping the world’s highest motorable road at Umling La in Eastern Ladakh located at an altitude of 19,300 ft, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
The BRO has created a record in high-altitude road construction, the Ministry said. “It has constructed a 52-km long tarmac road through Umling La...”
The strategic road built under ‘Project Himank’ passes through the Umling La Top and connects Chisumle and Demchok villages. The road is close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and will allow quick movement of troops and equipment.
A defence official said the road construction has a number of phases and while the project had been under way since 2017, only a rough cut was made. Now the complete layers including top black topping has been done four days back, the official said.

“The 52-km Chisumle-Demchok road which includes Umling La pass was connected three years back by completing the formation work. Works have now been completed.”

This includes completion of sub base layers which include non-frost susceptible sub base (NFSSB), layering of Dense Bitumen Macadam (DBM) and Bituminous Concrete (BC) works, two Bailey bridges of span 120 ft and 140 ft respectively and other permanent works.
The Umling La is located at km 24 of the said road and could only be considered the highest motorable pass in the world when black topping of this stretch would get completed, the official said. “That has been done now.”

Harsh and tough terrain
Infrastructure development in such harsh and tough terrain is extremely challenging with temperatures dipping to -40 degrees during winters and oxygen level is almost 50% less than at normal places.
It offers an alternate direct route connecting Chisumle and Demchok from Leh and will enhance the socio-economic condition and promote tourism in Ladakh, the Ministry said.


Black topping of world’s highest motorable road near LAC completed
 
Ministry of Defence
BRO constructs highest motorable road in the world in Eastern Ladakh
Posted On: 04 AUG 2021 5:00PM by PIB Delhi

Key Highlights:

  • The road at Umlingla Pass constructed at an altitude of 19,300 ft
  • Betters previous record of a road in Bolivia at 18,953 ft
  • Umlingla Pass now connected with a Black Top Road
  • To enhance socio-economic condition & promote tourism in Ladakh


Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed and black-topped the highest motorable road in the world at 19,300 ft at Umlingla Pass in Eastern Ladakh, creating a record in high-altitude road construction. It has constructed a 52-km long tarmac road through Umlingla Pass, bettering the previous record of a road in Bolivia connecting to its volcano Uturuncu at 18,953 ft.







The road now connects the important towns in Chumar sector of Eastern Ladakh. It will prove to be a boon to the local population as it offers an alternate direct route connecting Chisumle and Demchok from Leh. It will enhance the socio-economic condition and promote tourism in Ladakh.







Infrastructure development in such harsh and tough terrain is extremely challenging. During the winter, the temperature dips to -40 degrees and the oxygen level at this altitude is almost 50 percent less than at normal places. The BRO has achieved the feat due to the grit and resilience of its personnel who work in treacherous terrain and extreme weather conditions.







The road has been constructed at an altitude higher than the Mt Everest Base Camps as the South Base Camp in Nepal is at an altitude of 17,598 ft, while North Base Camp in Tibet is at 16,900 ft. The road has been constructed much above the altitude of Siachen Glacier which is at 17,700 ft. The Khardung La Pass in Leh is at an altitude of 17,582 ft.

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Kanchan Ugursandi finishes world''s 1st solo motorcycle expedition covering 18 passes of Himalayas



New Delhi, Jul 7 (PTI) Mountain biker Kanchan Ugursandi on Wednesday finished in New Delhi
the world''s first solo motorcycle expedition covering 18 treacherous passes of northern Himalayan mountain ranges, the Defence Ministry said.
"The month-long expedition witnessed many firsts by a solo woman rider. Miss Ugursandi has become the first solo woman biker to scale the Umlingla Pass, the first woman to cover the 18 passes and also the first woman to traverse a distance of 3,187 kilometre from New Delhi-Manali-Leh-Umlingla-Delhi in one go," the ministry''s statement noted.
Her expedition was flagged off by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on June 11 from New Delhi, it said.
Ugursandi traversed the distance in 25 days and crossed 18 passes to include the world''s highest motorable Umlingla pass at 19,300 feet made by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), it mentioned.Â
The solo motorcycle expedition also played a pivotal role in promoting road and Covid safety awareness in the border areas, the statement noted.Â
Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry, Director General, BRO, said this unique motorcycle expedition demonstrates the strong resolve of Indian women, who are breaking stereotypes and taking the challenges which were hitherto not undertaken.
It will also signify women empowerment, he added. PTI DSP KJ


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