South Asian countries to allow free movement by road in new plan

A bus in Southern India

A bus in Southern India Image by shankar s / CC BY 2.0

Four of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation nations are reported to be close to signing a deal that would allow free movement by road between countries, following the model of the European Union.

If the deal is confirmed, passenger buses will be allowed to travel between Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Nepal without the need to change vehicles at the border. The draft legislation was agreed in India but all four nations must pass the bill through their parliaments before it can become law. Read more:

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