The landlocked North Eastern states of the
country will soon get their supplies through Chittagong Port in Bangladesh once
the Rs 1000 crores rail connectivity project between Agartala and Akhaura being
taken up by both India and Bangladesh is completed by next year.
bridge is also being constructed over Bangladesh River Feni which would connect
South Tripura districtof Sabroom with with Feni district in Bangladesh. Once
the bridge becomes operational, Tripura will be only 66 kilometers away from
Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, along with Bangladesh Premier, Sheikh Hasina,
Tripura Chief Minister, Mr Biplab Kumar Deb, and West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms
Mamata Banerjee, jointly inaugurated the commencement of works of the
Agartala-Akhaura rail project this week by way of video conferencing.
Agartala-Akhaura rail project was conceptualized in 2010 and the MoU signed
three years later. The link is expected to be operational in 2019.
15.054-km long rail project in West Tripura district, being constructed at an
estimated expenditure of Rs 968 crore, will connect Akhaura in Bangladesh with
Tripura’s capital city Agartala through Nischintapur on the Indo-Bangladesh
Tripura government hopes that these two projects would turn the state into a
gateway to the North-East.