BRO gets Guinness recognition for building road at 19,024 ft in Ladakh

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The director General of BRO, Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry, received the Guinness World Records certificate on Tuesday.
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BRO gets Guinness recognition for building road at 19,024 ft in Ladakh

Guwahati: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) received the Guinness recognition for contracting and blacktopping the World’s highest motorable road at 19,024 feet at Umlingla Pass in Ladakh.

The director General of BRO, Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry, received the Guinness World Records certificate on Tuesday.

BRO has constructed the highest altitude road in the world and has been constantly engaged in bettering connections through new roads.

At a virtual ceremony, official adjudicator of the Guinness World Records based in UK, Rishi Nath, acknowledge the remarkable achievement of BRO for constructing the highest altitude road in the world.

In a four-month long process undertaken by the Guinness World Records, five different surveyors verified the claim.

The 520km road from Chisumle to Dhemchok tarmac passes through the 19,024 feet high Umlingla Pass and better the previous record of a road in Bolivia, which connects volcano Uturuncu at 18,952 ft.

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