Tripura CM bats for Agartala-Bangladesh international flight

In a video conference held between Biplab Kumar Deb and Jyotiraditya Scindia on November 10, the former raised a demand for an international flight service to Bangladesh from Agartala.


Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has urged the Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to introduce an international flight between Agartala and Bangladesh.

The CM asked the same in a video conference that was attended by the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Chief Secretary of the state Kumar Alok and Chief Secretary of the Transport Department Sriram Taranikanti, among other dignitaries, on November 10.

In the meeting, Deb urged Scindia to initiate steps to launch international flights in the Agartala-Chittagong and Agartala-Dhaka routes, to which Scindia expressed interest and said he would look into improving the air transport system in Tripura vis-à-vis the Northeast.

In the meeting, the issue of launching air transport at Kailashahar Airport in Tripura's Unakoti district was also discussed.

The CM also apprised Scindia about the current status of Khowai, Kamalpur, and Kailasahar airports, requesting him to take necessary steps for their maintenance.

During the meeting, the CM said that besides establishing Tripura as an attractive tourist destination, initiatives must be taken to build helipads at remote destinations in the state to attract more tourists. He added that five tourist destinations have been identified for the same on a priority basis. 

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