The strategic road connectivity in eastern Ladakh is set to get a major boost with the construction of a 120-meter bridge by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) across the Shyok River, eastern Ladakh.
The Chinese have been objecting to the important DSDBO Road, which is strategically important 255-km Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldie (DSDBO) ends at 16,614 ft high DBO, about 20 km short of the 18,700-ft high KK Pass. Col Chewang Rinchen Setu at 15,000 ft is another strategically important bridge over the Shyok, connecting Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh.
The areas of eastern Ladakh are being connected with roads and bridges, big and small, keeping the necessity of mobility in mind as the prolonged standoff between the Indian Army and the Chinese PLA prevails along the Line of Actual Control. China has mobilized its troops at multiple points along the LAC since May 2020. To step up the pace of work in remote and high-altitude areas, the BRO has been shifting heavy machines close to the construction sites.