Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari with chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb in New Delhi on Wednesday Credit: Twitter Image

Agartala: Amid speculations of a reshuffle in the state cabinet, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday met with the union home minister Amit Shah and union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi to discuss various ongoing projects in the state.

Taking to Twitter, CM Deb informed that he held separate meetings with the two central leaders and held extensive discussion on the progress of various ongoing developmental projects in Tripura.

The chief minister requested to sanction integrated check post (ICP) at Nischintapur at the junction point of Agartala-Akhura rail link, setting up of a cargo handling facility to boost trade, and commerce for the entire northeast region.

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The CM also sought the intervention of the union home minister for the completion of the border fencing work in Tripura in a timely and effective manner, to which Shah has assured full support.

He also met with the union minister Nitin Gadkari and discussed the ongoing national highway projects in Tripura.

CM Deb requested the union minister for greater support of the ministry for facilitating micro, small and medium enterprises in the state particularly for cluster development of new infrastructure development centers at Lalchari, Ambassa and Jalefa, Sabroom and strengthening of existing industrial estates at Bodhjungnagar and Dhajanagar in the State.

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The union minister while assuring support also suggested that the ministry would be happy to support the state government in the area of value addition to rubber and agarbatti industry, particularly under the cluster development programme of the ministry, a press statement informed.

Earlier, the union minister on October 27, laid the foundation stone for nine national highway projects in Tripura through video conference from New Delhi and said that with the completion of these projects, the fate of Tripura would be completely changed.

The target of completing the 262 km national highway roads within a year and a half has been set with an estimated cost of Rs 2,752 crores.

Earlier, on Tuesday the chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb was summoned by the national president JP Nadda for a high level meeting in presence of the state observer Vinod Sonkar where discussion on state politics and leadership was done.

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