Khardung La and other significant Ladakh passes may soon have tunnels.

The Khardung-La pass is also known as the world's highest motorable road . The Khardung-La pass is also known as the world's highest motorable road .

Leh: To enhance internal connectivity, the Ladakh administration is planning to build tunnels at a cost of Rs 5,000 crores across major passes in the union territory, and has engaged consultants for the ambitious project, a senior official said on Thursday.Ladakh, which literally means land of high passes, is a special place.According to Commissioner-Secretary of Ladakh, the Khardung-La pass is also known as the world's highest motorable road, and visitors are required to pass through it when travelling to the world-famous Pangong lake, which will be made possible by the construction of the Khardung-La tunnel, which is a major source of water for Leh town, during winter, according to Sahu.According to Sahu, these tunnels are expected to increase local business growth, employment opportunities, and tourism in the area.

According to the Commissioner, some scheduled tests would be conducted in the coming season to accurately evaluate the geological structure of these passes.Sahu has urged the RITES to submit the initial report before December 31 to ensure that the required approvals are obtained in advance.

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