One of the world’s most dangerous routes is all set to be restored situated in the Jam Ganga valley on the India-China border, Uttarkashi district, is all set to be restored after five decades. As high as 11,000 feet above sea level, the stairway is one of the most dangerous routes one can dare to take. For all the dare-devils out there, this is the place to be!
According to reports, Gartangli which is situated in the Ganga Valley has remained damaged since 1962. However, now the stairway has received a sum of Rs 26.50 lakhs for its restoration.
This 300-metre long stairway was apparently constructed in the 17th century by the Pathans from Peshawar who cut through the rocks.
The route was used for trade, to transport wool, leather garments, salt etc. from Badahat before the Indo-China war, according to reports.
The army continued to use the path, however in 1975 even they stopped. The stairs had been damaged due to lack of maintenance of the route for forty years.
Gartangli was inspected with the District Tourism Officer KS Negi and the range officer of Gangotri National Park PS Panwar who ordered the start of repair work, after decades.
The move to reopen the treacherous road according to Colonel Kothiyal is to show people the kind of risky life that people led back then.
Soon, the world’s most inaccessible path will reopen. However, the Indo-Tibetan border police have warned that there are major security concerns, since the area is very close to the China border.