The world’s highest tunnel will be constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) at Shinku La Pass at feet. This tunnel will be connecting Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh.

Overview

  • The construction of this tunnel by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will begin by July 2022.
  • This tunnel will be connecting Ladakh’s Zanskar Valley to Himachal Pradesh.
  • Project Yojak has been set up by the central government to execute this ambitious project.
  • By the year 2025, the construction of this tunnel will be completed.
  • The tunnel’s south gate will be at Shinku La.
  • The tunnel’s north gate will be at Lakhang.

Significance of this tunnel
This tunnel will help in boosting the economy of the Zanskar Valley as the travel time between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh will be reduced after this tunnel is opened.

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