Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs, Shri Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stones for nine highway projects in the state of Tripura on 27th October 2020. The projects are worth around Rs 2,752 crore and cover a total length of approx 262 km.
The event was presided over by Chief Minister Shri Biplab Kumar Deb, in the presence of Union MoSs Dr. Jitendra Singh and Gen (Retd) Dr. V K Singh and other dignitaries.
Details of The Tripura Road Projects:
Foundation stones of nine road projects worth Rs 2,752 crore were laid which are as following:
- 21.4 km Jolaibari – Belonia of NH-108A costing Rs 201.99 crore. Expected completion is by January 2022.
- 18.6 km Kailashahar – Kumarghat of NH-208 costing Rs 277.50 crore. Expected completion is by January 2022.
- 12.90 Km Khayerpur to Amtali (Agartala bypass) of NH-08 costing Rs 147 crore. Expected completion shall be by July 2022.
- 38.80 Km Agartala – Khowai of NH-108B costing Rs 480.19 crore. Project completion is expected by July 2022.
- 36.46 Km Kailashahar to Kurti bridge of NH-208A costing Rs 473.49 crore. Project shall be completed by July 2022.
- 36.54 Km Manu – Simlung of NH-44A costing Rs 595.12 crore. This section is expected to be completer by January 2022.
- 2 RCC Bridge over river Muhuri & RCC Bridge over river Gomati costing Rs 83.06 crore
- 74.85 Km Strengthening of Churaibari – Agartala section with paved shoulder of NH-08 costing Rs 257.96 crore. Completion expected by January 2022.
- 21.789 Km Geometric improvement on Churaibari – Agartala section of NH-44 costing Rs 236.18 crore. Project is to be completed by January 2022.
Project owner for the 21.789 Km Churaibari-Agartala section of NH-44 is Public Works Department, Tripura. All other projects listed above shall be under NHIDCL (National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.).
As reported by Press Information Bureau for Ministry of Road Transport & Highways dated 27th October 2020, Gen (Retd) Dr. V K Singh said “The new projects will provide better connectivity, fast and safe movement of traffic to various tourist places, historical places and religious places in the entire State. These will improve transport of agricultural goods and access to greater markets, thereby reducing the cost of goods and services. These will also create easy and speedy access to health care and emergency services. Finally, it will give impetus to the GDP of the state of Tripura“.