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India-Thailand International Highway to become operational from November

New Delhi: The Myawaddy-Thinggan Nyenaung-Kawkareik section of the Asian Highway (AH-1) that links India and Thailand via Myanmar will become operational from November this year.The first 26.5 km stretch will bring the travel time down
India TV News Desk September 03, 2015 18:49 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The Myawaddy-Thinggan Nyenaung-Kawkareik section of the Asian Highway (AH-1) that links India and Thailand via Myanmar will become operational from November this year.

The first 26.5 km stretch will bring the travel time down to one hour from the previous journey time.

The construction of the highway was started in 2012. It runs from Moreh in Manipur to Thailand's Maesot via Myanmar's Tamu, Mandalay and Myawaddy.

A bus service between India and Myanmar too can be introduced soon. If it happens as said, the service will ply between Imphal, Manipur, and Mandalay.

The Government of India is set to ink a strategic agreement with Myanmar and Thailand to operationalise the 3,200-km road to enhance regional co-operation later in November this year.

In future, the Asian Highway (AH-1) will start from Tokyo and run through Seoul, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom to Mae Sot, Yangon, Mandalay, Tamu, Moreh, Imphal, Kohima, Dimapur, Nagaon, Jorabat (Guwahati), Shillong, Dawki, Sylhet, Dhaka, Kolkata, Kanpur, New Delhi, Attari, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Kabul, Istanbul till the border of Bulgaria.