LEH: Minister of state for residence affairs G Kishan Reddy on Saturday interacted with staff engaged in highway development close to Khardungla Cross in Leh which is about 300 km from the border with China.
Reddy, whereas on his manner for campaigning for Leh hills council election in Laddakh, stopped his automotive at Khardung village close to Khardungla Cross and interacted with the employees engaged in highway development.
“As I arrived on the serene land of Ladakh, on my manner from Leh to Nubra, I had the chance to work together with the employees of Border Highway Organisation who’re constructing infrastructure at an altitude of 18,600 ft, at Khardungla-Nubra Highway,” Reddy mentioned.
“China is making a highway close to the border space. Why would not India construct a highway close to the border? We must also construct a highway right here,” Reddy informed the employees.
He additionally mentioned that for the previous 70 years no authorities from our nation has tried to construct an excellent highway close to the border space.
Khardungla cross in Leh is named the world’s highest motorable highway at 18,380 ft from the ocean degree, the place the temperature is commonly beneath freezing level and oxygen degree is low.
Minister Reddy enquired about staff’ well being, lodging services, fee and communication services in the course of the interplay. At present, highway development work is underway in Khardung village close to Khardungla Cross.
The employees informed Reddy, “We do not face issues right here. We have now been supplied heavy jackets, meals, sleeping baggage and Rs 350- 400 a day.”
Most staff who’re setting up the highway in Leh are from Giridih in Jharkhand.

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