Tripura is ready to get a huge infra upgradation. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stones of nine National Highway projects in Tripura. Overall, these National Highway projects will cover a distance of around 262 km and will cost more than ₹ 2,752 crores. On completion, these highway projects will offer quicker and hassle-free inter-state connectivity. Not only state connectivity but they will offer international road connectivity to Bangladesh. Apart from this, towards the consolidation of the state’s tourism sector, these highway projects will be a major step. The new national highway projects will provide improved connectivity, rapid and safe traffic movement to several tourist places, historical, religious destinations in the whole state.
Apart from this, the projects are likely to create employment and self-employment opportunities for the unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled manpower of the region. These projects will decrease travel time, save fuel once these projects launch. Also, they will decrease the maintenance cost of the vehicles. These highway projects will better the transport of agricultural goods together with offering access to greater markets. This will help minimize the cost of goods and services. Apart from this, the Projects are likely to lead to the creation of speedy and easy access to health care and emergency services. Also, it will offer an impetus to the state’s GDP.
Talking about the biggest routes, 74.85 km long Churaibari – Agartala section consolidation with paved shoulder of NH-08 will cost ₹ 257.96 crore. Apart from this, 38.80 km long Agartala – Khowai section of NH-108B (three packages) will cost ₹ 480.19 crore.
Courtesy: Financial Express