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HANUTHANG-HANDANBROKE-ZUNGPAL-TURTUK ROAD          

2nd October, 2021 Geography

 

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Context

  • Construction on 05 major road infrastructure development projects was launched by Governor of Ladakh from Turtuk, the northernmost village of India.

 

About

  • Construction of road Hanuthang-Handanbroke-Zungpal-Turtuk, will provide inter valley connectivity between Hanuthang-Handanbroke (Indus Valley) and Zungpal-Turtuk (Shyok Valley) across the Stakpuchan Range.
  • This will also reduce the travel time to Three and Half Hours from existing Nine Hours to Turtuk via Leh without crossing the treacherous Khardungla pass.
  • These roads are:
  1. 78 Km road Khalse to Batallik,
  2. 50 Km road Kargil to Dumgil which will also include construction of a tunnel at Hambotingla to ensure seamless connectivity from Kargil to Batallik,
  3. 70 km road Khalsar to Shyokvia Agham and
  4. 31 Km Tangtse to Lukung.
  • All these roads are used extensively by travellers to reach sought after tourist destinations such as Hundar (Nubra Valley), Turtuk village, Shyok, Pangon-Tso lake and Aryan villages of Dah, Garkone Darchik etc.

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https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1760110