Feasibility study on Indo-Lanka road project soon

Pon RadhakrishnanThe Indian Government will soon carry out a feasibility study on establishing a road link between Rameswaram and Talaimannar in Sri Lanka, said Pon Radhakrishnan, Union Minister of State for Transport, Highways and Shipping.

“India is keen on implementing the project. It needs the consent of both countries. The project needs to be discussed at various levels,” he told reporters in Tiruchi, according to The Hindu newspaper.

Stating that the Centre had begun consultations to carry out a feasibility study on various aspects, Radhakrishnan said the sea bridge was aimed at ensuring seamless traffic between the two nations.

To a question, he said the Centre had studied different alignments to implement the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP).

It would be implemented by adopting a new alignment without affecting the sentiments of the people and the ecology of Gulf of Mannar. The government would expedite the project once the Supreme Court disposed a case pending before it. (Colombo Gazette)