World’s highest motorable road at 18,600 ft inaugurated in Ladakh

  • A strategically important road, which connects Leh to the Pangong Lake, was inaugurated in Leh by Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, who said that the stretch passing through the Kela Pass at 18,600 feet will be the world’s highest motorable way.
  • The road, constructed by the 58 Engineer Regiment of the Indian Army, will reduce 41-km of travel from Leh (Zingral to Tangtse) to the picturesque Pangong Lake crossing the Kela Pass.
  • Previously, the Khardungla Pass was the world’s highest motorable road for the general public at a height of 18,380 feet. The road will play a major role in the future to boost the socio-economic status of local residents, especially of the people of the Lalok region of Ladakh, as it will facilitate tourism.