The border roads organization took to Twitter to share a video of the movement of vehicles through the Zojilla Pass. In freezing cold, the overland route to Ladakh is kept open.
Thick blankets of snow blanketed the entire area, as the video shows. Apart from a door, nothing else is visible in the area. Vehicles can be seen turning the bend and passing through the middle of a snowy area.
“The BRO Karmayogis are busy making history by guarding the Mighty Zojila Pass – the overland route to Ladakh is kept open in January in temperatures dropping down to -27 ° C,” the caption of the tweet read.
Watch the video here:
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The BRO Karmayogis are busy making history by keeping the Mighty Zojila Pass – the overland route to Ladakh is kept open in January in temperatures dropping down to -27 ° C. Please share and let people know. India the feat of the indomitable human spirit against harsh climatic conditions. pic.twitter.com/uoMbSMRVxp
– 𝑹𝒐𝒂𝒅𝒔 𝑶𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 (@BROindia) January 3, 2022
The video has garnered over 9 lakhs of views so far. Netizens praised BRO for its efforts to keep the road open. “We are very proud of BRO India. You keep creating miracles and making the world known about India’s will and doing amazing projects, ”one user commented.
Taming Zojila – Jan 02 22.
The second day of 2022 saw 72 vehicles pass through the pass for the first time.
This stupendous feat could only be achieved thanks to the intimidating courage of Karmyogis who held on despite everything.
– 𝑹𝒐𝒂𝒅𝒔 𝑶𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 (@BROindia) January 2, 2022
#Karmyogis of the Vijayak Project of @BROinde work hard day and night in such a difficult time to keep #Zojila open collar despite the coldest temperatures down to -27 degrees and heavy snowfall: Satyam Rathore, OC 55 RCC de 762 BTF@prasarbharti @ddnewsladakh @DDNewslive pic.twitter.com/LliZZke56H
– Radio News Kargil (@radionews_kargi) January 3, 2022
Earlier, BRO said the pass remained open until December 31 of last year to keep Ladakh connected.
BRO Karmyogis has kept the mighty Zojila Pass open until December 31 of this year to keep Ladakh connected.
94 vehicles crossed the pass yesterday.
Despite the blizzards and temperatures dropping down to -10 ° C, the brave BROs have pledged to keep the pass open longer this time around. pic.twitter.com/dml4fOp3Ct
– 𝑹𝒐𝒂𝒅𝒔 𝑶𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 (@BROindia) January 1, 2022
Zojila Pass is located at an elevation of 11,578 feet on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway and remains closed during winters due to heavy snowfall, cutting off the Ladakh region of Kashmir, according to the PTI report.