Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project – UPSC Prelims

  • SSCP envisaged dredging of a ship channel across the Palk Straits between India and Sri Lanka.
  • Two channels was to be created – one across Adam’s Bridge and another through the shallows of Palk Bay.
  • It was billed as India’s Suez Canal to reduce the voyage time between India’s western and eastern coasts by as much as 36 hours and distance by up to 771 km.
  • Why in news?  It is set to be wound up due to controversy over religious sentiments.

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