bulldozer clearing boulders - road construction - ladakh (india)

Bulldozer clearing boulders - Road Construction - Ladakh (India)

The workers were blasting rocks with dynamite to widen the road in a narrow gorge.­

National Highway 1 (NH 1), also known as Srinagar-Leh Highway, is a National Highway entirely within the state of Jammu & Kashmir in North India that connects Srinagar to Leh in Ladakh and is maintained by Project Vijayak of the Border Roads Organisation.­ It is one of the only two roads that connect Ladakh with the rest of India, the other being Leh-Manali Highway.­ The Srinagar-Leh Highway was declared as National Highway in 2006.­

Ladakh is a remote and sparsely populated region in the north-eastern most part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, that is subject to ongoing territorial disputes between India and Pakistan and with distinct cultural influences and historical ties to Tibet.­

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Khaltse, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Photos of road construction (Vietnam, Laos, India).­

Those photos are also in my Vietnam photo album, Laos photo album and India photo album.

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction.

- Spaying a piglet.

- A photo-documentary about eating dog meat for dinner: "Thịt chó" means eating a (hot) dog - literally). But be advised that those are very GRAPHIC photos and not advised for children.­

Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).­

I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.­

Photos of BEML BD-80 Bulldozers.­

The BD-80 is an Bulldozer produced in India by BEML Limited (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited).­

For more information, see the following web pages:
- www.­bemlindia.­com
- Dozers/­BD-80 Technical Specifications (pdf)

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­