India to Thailand by road, through Myanmar. Possible soon!
For all fans of great road trips, here’s a really exciting one coming your way. India will sign a trilateral road agreement with Myanmar and Thailand in the next 15 days, that will connect all the three nations by what is roughly 1360 kms of highway. The India to Thailand highway will connect Moreh in Manipur state (India) to Mae Sot district (Thailand), via Mandalay city (Myanmar) and will help to promote tourism, trade, business, health, and education. Further the highway will also be expanded all the way up Delhi, for better connectivity to the North east from central India.
Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said,
“The IMT trilateral highway project will be signed among three countries – India, Myanmar and Thailand. The agreement is ready. We will sign it within 15 days so that there will be seamless connectivity to all these countries,” Gadkari told the India Today Conclave here.
Last year Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Nepal signed a similar road agreement which made seamless transport of goods across the border possible.
Development of new roads and upgrading existing ones will be taken up by all three nations, and will be written in the new agreement.
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