Agartala: In a bid to ensure the safety of workers at Bodhjungnagar Industrial Complex in West Tripura district, the Tripura industries and commerce department has set up a vehicle sanitizing tunnel to sanitize vehicles amid the outbreak of coronavirus aka COVID-19 pandemic.
A press release issued by the industries and commerce secretary Kiran Gitte said that the decision to set up the tunnel was taken following an order issued by the Union home ministry on April 15.
“Tripura Industrial Development Corporation has installed vehicle sanitizing tunnel at gate No. 2 with the assistance of Agartala Municipal Corporation. Currently, entrance & exit of all vehicles/trucks are being allowed through gate No. 2 only so as to sanitize all vehicles entering the Bodhjungnagar Industrial Complex properly,” the press release said.
The letter also cited that the objective of providing such a tunnel is to sanitize all incoming vehicles to the Industrial complex by spreading disinfectant.
“The sanitization tunnel has cost Rs 4 lakh to set up. The Agartala Municipal Corporation executed the project maintaining all prescribed guidelines,” the press release added.
Earlier, speaking with the reporters, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that work in 50 out of the 75 industrial units had begun amid the lockdown at Bodhjungnagar Industrial Complex following the relaxation guidelines issued by the Centre. The work in agriculture and other primary activities has also begun across the state maintaining social distancing.
Tripura has eight industrial growth centres including four fully functional ones. The present BJP-IPFT government had announced to set up four new industrial estates in Gomati, Dhalai, West Tripura and Unakoti districts.
The Bodhjungnagar Industrial Complex is the largest industrial unit spread in 398 acres of land under Jirania sub-division having major units like Food Park, Rubber Park and Bamboo Park, among 74 others.