Agartala, Aug 08, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways approved a Rs. 200-crore project for Tripura for construction of Pucca Bridges and concrete roads.
According to Tripura Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari approved the project under the 'Central Toad Infrastructure Fund for Construction' during a meeting in Delhi on Monday.
Dr. Saha in a Facebook post mentioned that he had a fruitful meeting with the Union Minister along with Minister of State General Vijay Kumar Singh in New Delhi.
In the meeting, according to Dr. Saha, the Union Minister passed an instruction to the officials of NHIDCL for including Tripura's Kamalpur-Ambassa- Gandacherra- Amarpur road (148 km), Udaipur- Sonamura- Cumilla road (44 km) and Agartala bypass road (25 km in western side) in Bharatmala 2.0 project.
Besides, he also passed an instruction to start works for converting Agartala-Teliamura segment of NH-08 into four lanes and Khowai to Sabroom national highway via Teliamura and Amarpur.
The Chief Minister also had a fruitful meeting with Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri regarding issues of Water Supply, Sewerage and Housing in urban areas of Tripura.
The Union Minister has agreed to look into the request for sanctioning additional funds for Light House Project Agartala, providing 6000 Sewerage Connections from Batjala Sewerage Treatment, sanction of water supply schemes in 8 smaller towns under AMRUT 2.0 and sanction of additional 6523 houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Urban. These additional sanctions from MoHUA will help in improving 'Ease of Living' in urban areas of Tripura State.
The Chief Minister also met Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways & Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal at Transport Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Union Minister, according to Dr. Saha, has given assurances to set up a 50-bedded Ayush hospital and 50 Health and Wellness Centres in Tripura. He also assured full cooperation in dredging of the River and development of waterways Connectivity with the mainland.
After the meeting, Sonowal tweeted, “Had a good meeting with Tripura CM Shri @DrManikSaha2 ji in New Delhi. Discussed development of Ayush and inland waterways. A frontier state, Tripura holds huge potential to further India's economic growth via these important sectors.”
Meanwhile, the Tripura Chief Minister also had meetings with BJP chief J.P. Nadda and party national general secretary (org) B.L. Santosh in New Delhi.
In his meeting with Nadda, the Chief Minister discussed several organizational matters. (Courtesy: Tripura Times)