India and Bangladesh have decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui river to facilitate trade and improve communication between the two neighbours.
About the plan
- The proposed bridge would be an important linkage between India and Bangladesh.
- It has been proposed that the location of the bridge be made as closer as possible to the nearest land custom station in the Bangladesh side.
- the two countries inspected possible locations to construct the bridge and will decide the location later.
- Mizoram shares a 318 km unfenced border with Bangladesh.
Importance of bridge
The bridge would not only improve road connectivity between the two regions but also strengthen the ties between the people of the two countries living both sides of the borders.
Source : BS
GS II : India and its neighborhood- relations