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Improved transport system plays an important role in the development of the state: Tripura CM Manik Saha

Improved transport system plays an important role in the development of the state. With the aim of overall development of the state, the state government is working by adopting a multi- pronged plan to build a better communication system. As a result, there has been a lot of improvement in rail, road and air connectivity in the state.

Chief Minister Professor (Dr.) Manik Saha said this at the review meeting of the Department of Transport in the conference hall of the Secretariat yesterday After reviewing the various projects of the Transport Department in the meeting. the Chief Minister said that coordination between the Transport Department and Police Department (Traffic) should be developed to prevent road accidents and ensure road safety in the state.

In the meeting, the Chief Minister directed the department to seriously look into the issue of affixing number plates on every car and two-wheeler as per the guidelines of the govemment.

Secretary of Transport Department Uttam Kumar Chakma said in the meeting, with the aim of improving the state’s air connectivity, a modern new terminal building has been constructed at Maharaju Bir Bikram Airport. It was inaugurated on January 4, 2022. He said that in the last 5 years, rail connectivity has improved a lot in the state.

As a result, where there were only 6 train services in the state in 2018, it has now increased to 15. E-Vehicle Policy has been introduced in the state in 2022 to develop green transport system in the state. Secretary said, Sonamura-Daudkandi route has been declared as Indo-Bangladesh protocol route for the development of water transport system in Gomati river.

Union Ministry of Inland Water Transport has sanctioned 24 crore 53 lakh rupees for the construction of 9 floating jetties in Gomati river and other works. The Secretary of the Transport Department said that the construction of Agartala-Akhaura railway is going on at a fast pace. The total length of this tailway is 12 3 km out of which 5.46 km is on the Indian side and 6.57 km is on Bangladesh side.

Apart from this, the construction work of rail yard in Nishchintapur has already been completed. The review meeting was also attended by Transport Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, Principal Secretary of Revenue Department Puneet Agarwal, Chief Minister’s Secretary Pradip Chakraborty and other officials of the Transport Department.


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