Everyone likes a bit of excitement, but there are some who like to push the boundaries with exhilarating rides and stunts. For the adventurous lot, here’s some good news, the world’s most precarious routes situated in the Jam Ganga valley on the India-China border, Uttarkashi district, is all set to be restored after five decades.
According to an IndiaToday report, Gartangli is situated in Ganga valley has remained damaged since 1962, but now the 300-metre stairway has received a sum of Rs 26.50 lakh for its restoration.
The Gartangli route is said to have been constructed in 17th century by the Pathans from Peshawar who cut through the rocks.
The route was used by traders from Badahat (old name of Uttarkashi) to transport wool, leather made garments and salt, before the Indo-China war, reports, Dainik Jagran.
The army continued to use the path, but ten years later in 1975 even they stopped using this route. Stairs have been damaged due to lack of maintenance of the route for forty years.
After years of being closed, Gartangli was inspected with the District Tourism Officer KS Negi and the range officer of Gangotri National Park PS Panwar to start repair work.
The move to reopen the treacherous road according to Colonel Kothiyal is to show people just how risky life was for people back then.
Albeit the world’s most inaccessible path will be accessible to tourists, Indo-Tibetan Border Police have warned that there are security concerns, as the place is dangerously close to the Chinese border.