Gadkari to lay Foundation Stones of 9 NH projects in Tripura tomorrow

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New Delhi, October 26, 2020: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stones of nine National Highway projects with a total length of nearly 262 kms worth over Rs 2752 crore in Tripura tomorrow. The event will be presided-over by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in the presence of Union MoSs Dr Jitendra Singh and Gen (Retd) Dr V K Singh, Ministers from the State, Members of Parliaments, MLAs and senior officers from the Centre and the State.

The Projects, on completion, will provide faster and hassle-free inter-state and international connectivity to Bangladesh, and will be a major stride towards strengthening tourism sector of the State. The new projects will provide better connectivity, fast and safe movement of traffic to various tourist places, historical places and religious places in the entire State. They are likely to generate large number of employment and self-employment opportunities to the unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled manpower of the region. The projects will reduce travel time and maintenance cost of the vehicles and saving of fuel. Implementation of the project would result in enhanced socio-economic conditions of the locality. These will improve transport of agricultural goods and access to greater markets, thereby reducing the cost of goods and services. These will also create easy and speedy access to health care and emergency services. In a nut shell, after completion of the above projects there will be quantum jump in the development of tourism, economic and international connectivity of this region. Finally, it will give impetus to the GDP of the state of Tripura.

The Projects include:

Sl. No. Name of the Project Length in Km Total Project Cost in Rs. crore
1 Jolaibari – Belonia of NH-108A 21.4 201.99
2 Kailashahar – Kumarghat of NH-208 18.60 277.50
3 Khayerpur to Amtali (Agartala bypass) of NH-08 12.90 147
4 Agartala – Khowai of NH-108B

(03 packages)

38.80 480.19
5 Kailashahar to Kurti bridge of NH-208A

(03 packages)

36.46 473.49
6 Manu-Simlung of NH-44A

( 02 packages)

36.54 595.12
7 RCC Bridge over river Muhuri & RCC Bridge over river Gomati 02 no’s 83.06
8 Strengthening of Churaibari-Agartala section with paved shoulder of NH-08 74.85 257.96
9 Geometric improvement on Churaibari-Agartala section of NH-44 21.789 236.18
Total 261.339 2752.49