Taking to X, Gadkari shared details of this ambitious project, which has been divided into eight distinct packages. Notably, Package 5 has already been successfully completed, and Packages 6 and 7 are set to be executed within this fiscal year. These three packages encompass an impressive 97.726 kilometers and include the construction of 13 major bridges, 18 minor bridges, and a remarkable 620 box culverts.
The project’s terrain poses significant challenges, with a deep gorge on one side and a steep hill on the other. The harsh environmental conditions of the region, characterized by sparse vegetation, low oxygen levels, and extreme cold, further compound the complexities. Moreover, over half of the stretch lacks any habitation or network connectivity.
Upon completion, this all-weather road will serve as a crucial infrastructure asset, facilitating troop and heavy artillery movement. Beyond its strategic importance, the project is poised to spur economic development and boost tourism in the region.
Nitin Gadkari emphasized, “Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this ambitious initiative reflects our commitment to achieving efficient, hassle-free, and environmentally sustainable mobility in the border region.”