9 National Highway projects in pipeline in Tripura
Tripura is gearing up for a massive infra upgradation, as Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, laid the foundation stones of nine NH projects on Tuesday. Spanning across a distance of around 262 km in total and having an estimated cost of over Rs 2,752 crore, these projects will provide faster and hassle-free inter-state as well as international road connectivity to Bangladesh.
The cost of goods and services is expected to come down in the state as these highway projects will improve the transport of goods as well as access to greater markets. In addition, they will also give a fillip to the state’s tourism sector as they will facilitate seamless movement to various tourist places, religious and historical places.
The projects in the pipeline are: Jolaibari – Belonia section of NH-108A (worth INR 201.99 crore); Kailashahar – Kumarghat section of NH-208 (worth INR 277.50 crore); Khayerpur – Amtali section (Agartala bypass) of NH-08 (worth INR 147 crore); Agartala – Khowai section of NH-108B (worth INR 480.19 crore); Kailashahar – Kurti bridge of NH-208A (worth INR 473.49 crore); Manu – Simlung section of NH-44A (worth INR 595.12 crore); 2 RCC Bridges over river Muhuri and over river Gomati (worth INR 83.06 crore); Churaibari – Agartala section strengthening with paved shoulder of NH-08 (worth INR 257.96 crore); and Churaibari – Agartala section of NH-44 (worth INR 236.18 crore).