Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari through video conference laid the foundation stone of 9 NH projects in tripura The total length of these 9 projects nearly 262 KMS worth over 2752 crore. For this event attended by CM Shri Biplab Kumar Deb and Union MoSs Dr Jitendra Singh and Gen (Retd) Dr V K Singh, Minister from the state, MPs, MLAs and senior officers.
At this event Union Minister says nearly 300 km NH length has been added in Tripura in the last six years. Today, there are over 850 kms of NHs in the State. He informed that roads worth Rs 8,000 crore are being constructed in Tripura, and as much as Rs 365 crore have been disbursed towards land acquisition cost in the State between 2015 and 2020. He said, upgradation and development of NHs will improve connectivity to all the districts and major cities.
Shri Gadkari said, very soon two important projects are completing in the State. These are the Feni Bridge and the Udaipur-Agartala road. The 49 km 2-lane with paved shoulder Udaipur-Agartala road worth Rs 750 crore is completing next month. The 1.8 km long Feni Bridge between Sabrum on Indian side and Ramgarh on the Bangladesh side costing Rs 129 crore will be completed by December this year.
The bridge is important from social, economic and defence points of view, he said. The distance between Sabrum and Chittagong is 75 kms, and the bridge will ease the transportation og goods from Chittagong and Kolkata ports. An integrated check post is also proposed near Sabrum.
The Minister said, construction of the RCC bridge over river Feni will improve connectivity to the international Border with Bangladesh. The 4-lane bypass on western side of Agartala City is under DPR preparation that will further improve the connectivity of NH-8 to NH-108B in the state of Tripura, reduce traffic congestion in Agartala city, and connect Matabari from Airport.