India Considers Road Bridge To Sri Lanka With ADB Funding

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July 19, 2015 (LBO) – India is planning a feasibility study for a bridge that connects India and Sri Lanka which may cost $3.6 billion, Indian media reported.

Nitin Gadkari, the Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, said he had discussed this with the chairman of Asian Development Bank and the development bank was prepared to finance it.

“The distance between Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram and the Sri Lankan boundary is about 23 kms. A sea-bridge would help in increasing the trans-SAARC road and transport network,” Gadkari was quoted as saying by Indian news service DNA.

This bridge could be a combination of sea-bridge and underwater tunnel where the underwater tunnel allows the passage of ships across.

This project is a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Indian road connectivity to neighbouring countries, he was reported as saying.

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7 years ago

What a horrible, horrible idea, regional integration with India will be the end of Sri Lankan sovereignty. There will be uncontrolled mass immigration of Indians to Sri Lanka, and it will be another Indian puppet state like the one they wanted to create since the time of Nehru. If you can drag the Island of Sri Lanka thousand more miles away from India then that would be the prudent thing to do…….Please stop this Monkey bridge for the sake of the future of our unborn children……

6 years ago

I am not happy about idea of building a bridge between India and Sri Lanka. It will give lot more problems than gains. Lets keep our Island nation as it is and keep well connected to India by ferries and air.

6 years ago

Hmm so it’s Rs 400 billion which means the cost is Rs 20 billion per km. If Mr Anura Kumara Dissanayake hear about this he might accuse that Modi is pilfering Rs 19 billion per km. That is how naive the guy and his followers are.