PM Modi to inaugurate multiple infrastructure projects in Tripura



Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh on March 9, along with infrastructural projects in Tripura.

The name ‘Maitri Setu’ symbolises growing bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh.

The construction was taken up by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited at a project cost of ₹ 133 crore. The 1.9 kilometre long bridge joins Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.

With this inauguration, Tripura will become the ‘Gateway of North East’ with access to the Chittagong port of Bangladesh, which is just 80 kms from Sabroom.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for setting up an Integrated Check Post at Sabroom, which will ease the movement of goods and passengers between the two countries.

Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate the State Highways and other district roads, developed by the State government with a financial outlay of ₹ 63.75 crore.

Further, Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone for widening of the existing road from Lichubagan to the airport from two lanes to four lanes.

The work is being implemented by Agartala Smart City Mission at a project cost of about ₹ 96 crore.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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