Agartala: On the third anniversary of the BJP-IPFT government in Tripura, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present a gift for the people of the state by inaugurating multiple projects, including the India-Bangladesh ‘Maitri Setu’ on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Maitri Bridge at Sabroom, lay the foundation stone of the integrated checkpost (ICP) and the construction of a new national road through video conference, Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
According to a press release, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Maitri Bridge between India and Bangladesh on March 9 at 12 noon through video conferencing. The PM will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for several projects in Tripura during the event.
The construction of Maitri Setu was taken up by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd at a project cost of Rs 133 crore. The 1.9-km long bridge joins Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.
“It is poised to herald a new chapter for trade and people to people movement between India and Bangladesh. With this inauguration, Tripura is set to become the ‘Gateway of North East’ with access to Chittagong Port of Bangladesh, which is just 80 Kms from Sabroom,” the press statement reads.
The PM will also lay the foundation stone for setting up an integrated check post at Sabroom. It will help ease the movement of goods and passengers between the two countries, provide new market opportunities for products of North East states and assist seamless movement of passengers to and from India and Bangladesh. The project will be constructed by the Land Port Authority of India with an estimated cost of Rs 232 crore.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of NH 208 connecting the Unakoti district headquarters at Kailashahar with the Khowai district headquarters. It will provide an alternative route to the NH 44. The 80 Km NH 208 project has been taken up by the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited with a project cost of Rs 1,078 crore.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate state highways and other district roads, developed by the State government with a financial outlay of Rs 63.75 crore. They will provide all weather connectivity to the people of Tripura.
Prime Minister will also inaugurate 40,978 houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), completed with the financial outlay of Rs. 813 Crores. He will also inaugurate the Integrated Command and Control Centre built under Agartala Smart City Mission.
The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the development of Multi Level Car Parking and Commercial Complex at Old Motor Stand. It will be developed at an investment of about Rs 200 crore.
Further, he will also lay the foundation stone for widening the existing road from Lichubagan to the airport from two lanes to four lanes. The work is being implemented by Agartala Smart City Mission at a project cost of about Rs 96 crore.