AGARTALA, November 15: The Centre has ‘in principally’ declared four roads of Tripura as national highways and ordered the PWD (NH) to prepare detailed project report (DPR).
The four roads are Kamalpur to Santirbazar via Ambassa, Gandacherra and Amarpur covering 148 km, 40 km long Champaknagar to Udaipur and 24 km long Amarpur to Udaipur and another 17.25 km long Santirbazar to Belonia.
Accordingly, the PWD (NH) sent estimate to Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for recruitment of consultant to make the DPR on the proposed roads. But the Centre is yet to sanction it.
Currently, the state has six National Highways.
Tripura PWD minister Badal Chowdhury informed that the state government has already forwarded a proposal to the Centre to declare another eight roads as national highways on August 5. The proposed NHs list was also given to the concerned ministry last month.
The government has proposed to declare total 682 km road comprising six roads of Tripura and rest two of Tripura-Mizoram border.
“ The Centre declared four another roads as national highways. The state government too proposed another eight roads to be converted to national highways. We are yet to get further response from the Centre,” said Chowdhury.
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