“The Asian Development Bank is ready to fully finance a bridge building project connecting Rameswaram to Sri Lanka. The project was also discussed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his counterpart during the latter’s recent visit,” Gadkari said in a suo motu statement in the Lok Sabha.
The India-SL connectivity project cost is expected to be around Rs 24,000 crore. “The government has been focused on enhancing regional cooperation. Subsequent to the PM’s announcement of ‘Act East’ policy, India pro-actively engaged in building effective and credible links between South Asia and South East Asia through enhanced regional connectivity,” he said.