Agartala: After getting clearance from the high court, Tripura got its first flyover as the 2.3-km-long flyover in Agartala was inaugurated by students of Narsinghar Blind School on Friday.
Speaking with reporters, PWD executive engineer, division-I, Ratan Chowdhury said, “Today the specially-abled children have inaugurated the 2.3-km-long Agartala flyover. The total project cost was Rs 300 crore.”
When asked about the absence of any government officials in the opening ceremony, Chowdhury said, “We have already inaugurated many bridges and buildings by orphans. There is no controversy over the quality of construction. This structure is feasible for all kinds of vehicles. Due to some minor construction works of the flyover, it took a long time for the inauguration. This flyover can take load up to 70 tons and the Tripura traffic unit will look after it,” Chowdhury added.
The flyover, constructed with an estimate of Rs 300 crore, has a stretch of 2.3-km starting from Arundhuti Nagar to Fire Brigade Chowmuhni in the city via Battala.
Meanwhile, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb wrote on his Twitter handle, “Today, on the auspicious occasion of Maha Sasthi, the Agartala flyover has been inaugurated by some specially-abled students of our state. Our government is concerned about the last man of society and we are working for the overall development of our Society.”