PM Gatishakti’s NPG recommends road project in Tripura

Aiming to enhance the road connectivity in the Northeastern states of Tripura, the 49th session of the Network Planning Group under the Prime Minister’s Gatishakti National Master Plan has recommended a roadways project in the state.

The Khowai-Teliamura-Harina section with a total length of 134.9 kms was considered for its improvement and widening to two lanes with paved shoulders of NH-208 in Tripura. It is a brownfield project with a total cost of Rs 2,486 Crore. The project is planned with a multimodal connectivity approach; connectivity to industrial clusters and new SEZ namely Paschim Jalefa; efficient freight movement; reducing carbon footprint; optimized alignment and logistical efficiency.

The project road passes through Khowai, Gomati and South Tripura districts connecting places like Khowai, Teliamura, Twidu, Amarpur, Karbook and Harina in Tripura. It will also not only enhance interstate connectivity between Assam and Tripura but also give a boost to the economic and industrial activities in Tripura.

The project is on Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) basis under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan.

The Special Secretary, Logistics Division, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Sumita Dawra chaired the meeting of the NPG in New Delhi.

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