Shinku La tunnel

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Overview:

The Union Cabinet recently gave its nod for the construction of the Shinku La tunnel to provide all-weather connectivity to the border areas of Ladakh.

About Shinku La tunnel:

  • It will be constructed at an altitude of over 16,500 feet on the Nimu-Padam-Darcha road link on the border between Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh.
  • The length of the tunnel will be 4.1 km.
  • The Border Roads Organization (BRO) will construct the tunnel at a cost of Rs. 1,681.5 crores.
  • The traffic movement in the tunnel will not be vulnerable to long-range artillery shelling or missile firings either by China or Pakistan.
  • Purpose:
  • To provide all-weather connectivity to the border areas of Ladakh.
  • To enable swift movement of troops and heavy weaponry to forward areas.

 


Q1) What is the Border Roads Organization (BRO)?

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is a road construction executive force under the Ministry of Defense. BRO develops and maintains road networks in India's border areas and friendly neighboring countries.

Source: 4 km Tunnel To Be Built At Shinku La For Ladakh All-Weather Connectivity