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India Builds World's Highest Road In Ladakh

BP World Bureau | Aug 05 2021
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NEW DELHI: India has beaten Bolivia's record by building the world's highest road in Ladakh. 

The Indian government said in a statement that the Border Roads Organisation has constructed the world's highest road in eastern Ladakh at an altitude of 19,300 feet.

At 19,300 feet, this road has been constructed at an altitude higher than the Mount Everest base camps.

Nepal-based South base camp is at an altitude of 17,598 feet and the north base camp in Tibet is at 16,900 feet.

"Umlingla Pass is now connected with a black top road to enhance the socio-economic condition and promote tourism in Ladakh," said the government. 

Bolivia held the previous record with a road connecting to its volcano Uturuncu at 18,953 feet.