Gelephu Smartcity UPSC NOTE


  • Bhutan plans to build a massive “international city” in an area of over 1,000 sq. km on its border with Assam.

  • Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck announced to applause from a packed audience of 30,000 at the Changlimathang stadium in Thimpu on Sunday, pitching the project as an “economic corridor connecting South Asia with Southeast Asia via India’s northeastern States”.

  • Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Government of India for agreeing to build the first India-Bhutan railway line to Gelephu

which will also connect with roadways and border-trading and crossing points into Assam and West Bengal, and over time .

  • The King’s announcement is the first official confirmation of what is known as the ‘Gelephu Smartcity Project’. 

  • It is expected to follow environmental standards and sustainability as a goal, and will aim to attract “quality investment” from “specially screened” international companies. 

Gelephu Smartcity Project – location



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Gelephu Smartcity UPSC NOTE
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