We got the Kolkata Bangkok highway coming up in a few years’ time, should be four. This one’s a road that’s going to be reasonably long, spanning 2,800 kilometers. It goes across three countries, India, Myanmar, and Thailand. Most importantly, the road is going to connect two of the most popular travel destinations from across the world, Kolkata and Bangkok. Here, we share with you the latest Kolkata to Bangkok Highway news.
When a traveler to Kolkata is fond of long road trips, he can commute right up to Bangkok. He can also visit a few of the top travel-worthy destinations that he’d come across on the scenic trip. These travel destinations will be spread across three countries. This works as well for a tourist to Bangkok.
It is safe to say that this highway is going to test the potential of road travel to the max. This is going to work well from the business point of view, as trade between India, Myanmar, and Thailand will be encouraged. The project aims at accentuating friendly ties between India and other Association of South Asian Nations (ASEAN). Shashi Panja, West Bengal’s Minister for Industries, commerce, and enterprises said that the state was looking forward to this road link.
The Kolkata Bangkok Highway is indeed an ambitious project. It will take 3-4 years to complete, as per the information given at a conclave by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The conclave had taken place on 13th June 2023 as a part of BIMSTEC, which is the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economical Cooperation.
The conclave was attended by 600 delegates from 7 countries, and 190 foreign delegates were in attendance.
The highway will connect a few of the most important cities across the three countries
Beyond Bangkok, the Highway will pass through Mae Sot and Sukhothai in Thailand. In Mynamar, it will cover Tamu, Kalewa, Mandalay, and Yangon.
Similarly, in India, the highway passes through Siliguri, Srirampur, Guwahati, Kohima, and Moreh before it reaches Kolkata. The longest stretch of the highway will be in India, while the shortest will be in Thailand. As per reliable sources for Kolkata to Bangkok Highway news, the progress of the highway is reasonably good in Thailand. A major section of the highway is already complete in the nation.
Kolkata to Bangkok Highway news: Impact on real estate
The project will have a remarkable impact on real estate development and prices in the areas it passes through and those close by. As the connectivity to these regions improves drastically, real estate prices will shoot up.
Further, the highway is lengthy and covers over 2,800 kilometers. The real estate industry will be benefited throughout the length of the highway, particularly in Srirampur, Kohima, and Moreh.
Another key advantage that the project will bring to us is that it will bring more employment opportunities to the region. Logistics and manufacturing industries will be benefited. This, in turn, will accentuate the demand for both, residential and commercial areas.
It is noteworthy that the project had initially been proposed by former Prime Minster of India, Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.