Col Chewang Rinchen Setu – Strategic Landmark in Karakoram

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Col Chewang Rinchen bridge connecting Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldie in Eastern Ladakh on 21 October in a function marking provision of a permanent road bridge on this strategic axis.

The important road bridge is a part of the infrastructure development that was considered by the China Study Group headed by the Cabinet Secretary which had recommended 12 strategic roads 1 in the western, 1 in the middle and 10 in the eastern sector of the Indian China Border cum Line of Actual Control. These roads were approved by the Cabinet in September 2006 and expected to cost over Rs 900 Crore were to be built by the BRO and the state PWD.

This comprised of road linking Leh with Shyok, Murgo, Daulat Beg Oldi, near the Karakoram Pass.....................

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