International flight services from Agartala Bir Bikram Airport will start soon.
The Government of India has already approved to operate flights in the Agartala-Chittagong route.
Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy said this while discussing a proposal brought by MLA Mimi Majumder in the Assembly session on Friday.
After discussion in the Assembly, the proposal was accepted by everyone. The main motion brought up by MLA Mimi Majumder was “This meeting proposes that the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, take appropriate steps soon to start international air traffic through the desired Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport”.
Participating in the discussion, Transport Minister said that the current government realised the role of Maharaja Bir Bikram in the development of modern Tripura and therefore, named the airport after him to pay due respect
He added that during the inauguration of this newly constructed airport, the state government requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make this airport an international airport.
He said that a letter was also given to the central government on behalf of the state government.
Transport Minister expressed hope that very soon Agartala-Chittagong air service will start and Bir Bikram Airport will get the status of international airport.
In this context, he said that the survey work for making the train line double lane from Dharmanagar to Agartala has been completed.
He added that four more national highways have been approved. Initiatives have been taken to expand waterways from Melaghar to Udaipur via Kakraban and to open Kailashahar airport.
The Transport and Tourism Minister said that the number of tourists in the state will also increase if the communication system is improved.