Traffic movement under negotiations
India is building the 120.74 km Kalewa-Yagyi road section and 69 bridges along with the approach road on the 149.70 km Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section in Myanmar.
Work on both these sections were awarded on Engineering, Procurement and Construction mode in May 2018 for Kalewa-Yagyi section and November 2017 for the TKK section.
The scheduled time for completion of both the projects are three years from the date of commencement at the project site by the executing agency, Mansukh L Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways gave this information in reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 3 Jan 2019.
The Ministry has released Rs.188.32 crore out of the approved cost of Rs. 1459.29 crore for the Kalewa-Yagyi road section and Rs.4.84 crore out of the approved cost of Rs.371.58 crore for the 69 bridges along with approach road on the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section.
The above mentioned both the projects are being funded by Indian Government under grant assistance to the Government of Myanmar.
The projects are part of 1,360-km India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway as an initiative pertaining to connectivity between the three countries.
A Motor Vehicles Agreement along with protocols for regulating and facilitating movement of cargo and passenger vehicular traffic is under inter-governmental negotiations between India, Myanmar and Thailand, said the Minister. fiinews.com