First container ship from Kolkata port to Agartala flagged off
By Our Correspondent, 16/07/2020, Agartala

The Union minister of state for shipping (I/C) Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday flagged off the first trial container ship from Kolkata to Agartala and Assam via Chattagram port of neighbouring Bangladesh.

Mandaviya today tweeted and said, “Historical day in Maritime relations of India and Bangladesh. North Eastern Region of India is now connected by sea-ports of Bangladesh! Digitally flagged off the first trial movement of container ship from Kolkata Port to Agartala & Assam via Chattogram Port of Bangladesh.”

He said that the route will open doors of new opportunities for both the countries. “Big breakthrough in the development and connectivity of North East India! New route will reduce time and logistics cost for cargo movement,” the tweet reads. He however said that it will increase economic activities, employment and will bring prosperity in India as well as Bangladesh.

Meantime, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb re-tweeting Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has thanked PM Modi and said, “It's really a big achievement for the entire NE including Tripura. On behalf of the people of Tripura, I convey sincere gratitude to our PM Shri @narendramodi ji and Union Minister of state for Shipping Shri @mansukhmandviya for making this possible during this COVID19 pandemic.”