India talks with Sri Lanka on $5.19 billion road project to begin by October

  • India is set to engage in high-level talks with Sri Lanka by October for an ambitious $5.19 billion road project to connect both the nations through a sea-bridge and an under water tunnel linking 22 km stretch between Talaimannar, Sri Lanka and Dhanushkodi, India.
  • The development follows Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari meeting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with plans to expand the existing motor pact with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal to other neighbouring countries.
  • The pact aims at facilitating cross border movement of all types of vehicles in the region.

Source: ET

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