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Old 9th December 2009, 17:41   #16
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I may be wrong but aren't such roads present in India too?

I had seen an episode on Nat Geo. where this guy takes the Mahindra Scorpio to the highest Motor-able road in the world.
The place at such an altitude that you can even die due to lack of oxygen.

But yes our Army Jawans stay there to protect us even in such harsh conditions. Hats off to them!!!
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I had seen an episode on Nat Geo. where this guy takes the Mahindra Scorpio to the highest Motor-able road in the world.
The place at such an altitude that you can even die due to lack of oxygen.
Well its not nearly that high, though most people do get altitude sickness there and need oxygen cylinders.

You must be talking about Khardungla pass as the highest motor-able road,
I tried going there, quite a nice ride until you find these mile wide military truck coming down the centimeter wide roads and the damn roads are gravelly only at the turns!
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KhardungLa is piece of cake compared some other passes there. ChangLa is much more challenging.
But that Bolivian road also looks very dangerous..
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I feel the places where only military vehicles go might be a challenging ride for the civilians
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I may be wrong but aren't such roads present in India too?
Any road which have maniacs on them will definitely become the 'Road of Death' & my guess is, India has plenty of such roads .

Still, those pictures of the Bolivian road look daunting
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This write up at BBC is quite graphic.
BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | The world's most dangerous road
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I wonder why in this bolivian road long wheel base truck and buses are not banned.

Well darjeeling has a similar stretch of road from Tindharia to Kurseoung (the old hill cart road), Kurseoung to pankhabari (tea garden bypass, oneway). Its not that dangerous looking. but long chasis busses and trucks (Punjab body as known by local body builder) are totally banned except for military vehicle. If you have to transport something you have to shift the load to smaller trucks which are authorised to ply on these roads.

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SCARY!!!! Would think twice of getting out of home if i had to drive on those roads.
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some more photographs in this link

Most Dangerous Roads: Yungas Road (Bolivia’s Road of Death) | Village Of Joy
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