India makes efforts to improve road links to Dhaka and Kathmandu
India is working on road and bridge projects to improve connectivity with Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. The strategic projects will be constructed by the state-run National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corp. Ltd (NHIDCL) are a bridge on the Feni river in Tripura, connecting Agaratala with Bangladesh’s Chittagong port and a bridge over river Mechi which will link Bhadrapur in Nepal with Galgalia Bihar. There is a 300 km road network in Nepal’s Terai region and a road network is being built to connect Aizawl in Mizoram with Kaladan in Myanmar and Imphal in Manipur with Tamu, in Myanmar. These projects will help India project its strategic capabilities in the region. India will invest Rs 6,168 crore for widening and upgrading the 351 road between Aizawl and Tuipang. The project is being developed with the help of a loan from the Japanese government.