2023 FEB 25
Geography > Places in news > Places in news
Why in news?
- For the first time, the road to Sinthan Top has been opened in the month of February 2023 with an aim to promote tourism to this off-beat destination in Jammu and Kashmir.
About Sintan Top:
- Sinthan Top is a mountain pass, a popular tourist destination located between Breng Valley (in South Kashmir) and Kishtwar district of Chenab Valley in Jammu and Kashmir.
- It connects Kashmir to Chenab Valley.
- Sinthan snow-capped for most of the year.
- Sinthan Top has no local population. Shepherds/Nomads from others places of Jammu and Kashmir stay at nearby places of this top.
- Vailoo-Singhpora tunnel is a proposed tunnel to bypass Sinthan pass. It was approved in principle years ago, the action is still awaited by the government.
Consider the following statements pairs
Mountain passes : State/UT
1. Sinthan Top : Ladakh
2. Khardung La : Jammu and Kashmir
3. Sin La : Uttarakhand
Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3