Seven New Projects Worth Over Rs 10,000 Crore Announced For Tripura; CM Expresses Gratitude Toward PM Modi 

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Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura

Agartala, November 11, 2022: Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways – Nitin Gadkari on Friday announced approval of seven new projects for Tripura, and sanctioned funds worth of Rs 10,222 crore during a review meeting of the north eastern states on National Highways (NHs) construction work held at Guwahati.

The seven new approved projects include: Churaibari-Agartala NH-08 (171 km) four-lane (Rs 3,233 crore); Agartala bypass western and eastern sections (35 km) (Rs 3,161 crore); Khowai-Teliamura-Amarpur -Harina NH 208 (Rs 2,421 crore), four lane of Udaipur-Srimantapur road (34 km) (Rs 480 crore); four ropeway projects Maharani-Chabimura, Udaipur Railway Station to Tripura Sundari Mandir, Jampui Hills, Suramachara in Kamalpur (Rs 692 crore); three railway overhead bridges (Rs 35 crore); and construction of cement concrete roads in urban areas (Rs 200 crore).

In a review meeting on the progress of work on national highways in Tripura, the Union Road, Transport and Highways minister directed the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) to speed up the ongoing 280 km national highway works in the state. At the same time, he directed the state government to expedite land acquisition, forest land clearance, electricity, water lines for the progress of the project.

Tripura Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha, union minister of state for Road, Transport and Highways General (Dr) V K Singh, Principal Conservator of Forests, Principal Secretary, Department of Revenue and Secretary, Department of Works and senior officials of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India and National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited were present.

Besides, an MoU was also signed between Government of Tripura and National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) for development of 4 ropeways in the state.

“If seven new road development projects are implemented, the communication system between Tripura and Bangladesh as well as Northeast India will be strengthened. It will increase the number of tourists, thereby generating employment opportunities for local populace,” he added.

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