Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday inaugurated the Colonel Chewang Rinchen Bridge’ at Shyok River in Ladakh . During this, Rajnath Singh announced that the Siachen glacier has now been opened for tourists and Tourism. The entire area from Siachen base camp to Kumar post has been opened for tourists.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has taken this decision because Ladakh has tremendous potential in Tourism. Better connectivity in Ladakh would certainly bring tourists in large numbers.
Ladakh has tremendous potential in Tourism. Better connectivity in Ladakh would certainly bring tourists in large numbers.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 21, 2019
The Siachen area is now open for tourists and Tourism. From Siachen Base Camp to Kumar Post, the entire area has been opened for Tourism purposes.
Earlier, the common man was not allowed to go to the Siachen base camp, but with the announcement of Rajnath Singh, now that area has also been opened to the general public.
Last month, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat had mentioned to open Siachen Glacier for tourists during a seminar of senior Lieutenant Generals. The main aim of Indian Army behind it to aware Indian citizens about the life of soldiers at Siachen Glacier.
Siachen Glacier, situated at the height of around 20,000 ft in the Karakoram range, is the World’s highest battle field where thousands of Indian Army troops are stationed. This battlefield is controlled by Indian Army where extreme cold conditions are more dangerous than the real enemy.
Chewang Rinchen Bridge in Eastern Ladakh was inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Oct, 21. Construction of this bridge was started in 2017. This bridge will give a boost to road connectivity from Drabuk to DBO near the China border. It is a 4.5 meters wide, 1400 ft long bridge situated at 14,000 ft with Load capacity 70 tonnes.