India’s Border Road Organisation (BRO) is reportedly set to complete the work on Padam-Access to connect Leh-Ladakh with the rest of the country.

The road is expected to provide strategic connectivity to the Indian armed forces amid the increasing tensions with China along the LAC region.

Only a 30km road stretch is left to be completed on the 400km road.

In addition to BRO workers, labourers were hired for this project who worked on the weekends and holidays to execute the project on an emergency basis.

In order to fast track the works, BRO hired heavy machines to continue the work ahead of the winter season.

Once fully completed, the new infrastructure can be accessed by the Indian army troops and the supply line of the army can remain open for 12 months due to the formation of this Darcha-Padam-Nimmu road. It is expected to save travel time and will also be untraceable by enemy forces.

With the construction of the new road, Leh-Ladakh will have more access roads, the first being the National Highway (NH) No-1A from Srinagar to Kargil-Dras and Leh via Sonamarg and Zojila passes.

From Leh, vehicles can pass through Changla Pass to the East Ladakh, DBO, Depsang Plain, Galvan, Gogra, Hot-Spring, Finger Area and Chushul Sector.

The second access road to Leh-Ladakh is from Kullu-Manali to Karu and Leh via Rohtang-Tunnel.

However these roads are close to the international border regions, as a result of which enemies can keep a close watch on the movements of the Indian army personnel.

Last month, India announced it was working to construct a new road from Manali to Leh in an effort to keep the movement of troops and tanks hidden from the Pakistan and China fronts.

Once built, the road will save three to four hours journey time, allowing faster travel between the two destinations, ANI reported.