Tripura government seeks Centre for new 8 National Highways

Tripura government seeks Centre for new 8 National Highways

AGARTALA, August 23: The Tripura government has requested the Centre for declaring eight roads as National Highway to improve connectivity network as well with its linkage to other northeast region and neighbouring country Bangladesh.

PWD Minister Badal Choudhury, in his letter to Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways – Nitin Gadkari highlighted necessity of these eight roads due to its linkage with the NE region and Bangladesh.

The government has proposed 154 km long Amtali by-pass to Sabroom, Dharmanagar to Khantlang with length 100 km and 91 km long Jalebasa to Kanpui, bordering areas of Tripura and Mizoram, 122 km long Chailengta to Jatanbari, 24 km long Bishramganja to Sonamura, 55 km long Udaipur to Kathalia, 110 km long Mohanpur to Shogirath and 26 km long Santir Bazar to Karbook.

"Chief Minister Manik Sarkar had a discussion on the importance of National Highways to improve connectivity of the state with the rest of the Northeastern states and also Bangladesh with Union Minister of State for Road, Transport and Highways during his visit here last month. The minister gave green signal. So, a letter was sent to Nitin Gadkari to consider the proposal," PWD Minister Badal Choudhury said.

(TNT-The Northeast Today news)

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