India's Zoji La Highway Among World's Most Dangerous Roads

Guoliang Tunnel in the Taihang Mountains, China :
Death rating: 6/10

Located in the Taihang Mountains inside the Hunan Province of China, Guoliang Tunnel is one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

Local villagers built this mountain road in 1972 to connect to the other parts of the country and it took 5 years to finish. On 1 May 1977, the tunnel was opened to traffic. This long tunnel is almost a mile long, 16 feet tall and 13 feet wide.

This tunnel has become a popular tourist attraction in China as it has many windows looking out over the valley.

The tunnel is scary with 30 windows of various sizes and shapes and it has been dubbed as the road that does not tolerate any mistakes. This mountain carved tunnel runs 1,200 meters long, 5 meters high and 4 meters wide.

The Road From Jalalabad to Kabul, Afghanistan :
Death rating: 9.5/10

The 65-km stretch, from Jalalabad to Kabul because of the many traffic accidents is considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world.

It is one of the riskiest roads on earth as it gives the driver a true test of the vehicle; the road abounds in twists and turns with wheels sometimes hanging above the abyss.

The difference in altitude between Kabul and Jalabad is approximately 1200 m, and the road passes through some extremely mountainous terrain.

Ensuring an alignment for the road that fits with the existing alignment and structures whilst maintaining a reasonable standard throughout remains one of the main technical challenges for the design team.
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