Tripura: Agartala-Akhaura hyperlink will take away geographical isolation, says Goyal

Tripura: Agartala-Akhaura hyperlink will take away geographical isolation, says Goyal


Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, on Thursday, mentioned that the Agartala- Akhaura railway hyperlink would efficiently eradicate to a big extent the geographical isolation that grapples Tripura. 

“Tripura had remained uncared for of holistic improvement for 35 years however the issues have began altering over the previous few years. Now, the state is all set to have a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in South Tripura’s Sabroom”, the Union Commerce and Industries minister mentioned.

Tripura has been witnessing an enormous change in infrastructure improvement like air connectivity, waterway, railway and nationwide freeway, he mentioned whereas addressing the primary version of ‘Destination Tripura’, an Investment Summit from Delhi, on digital platform.

The 15.6-km-long railway hyperlink will join Gangasagar beneath Akhaura sub-division of Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh with Nischintapur in India, and from there to Agartala station.

Goyal mentioned Tripura would quickly turn out to be a gateway to the complete Northeast with a variety of vital tasks within the pipeline.

“The Rs. 972 crore Agartala-Akhaura railway challenge will give a brand new tempo to the state’s improvement course of”, he mentioned.

Once the railway hyperlink is made operational, the gap from Kolkata to Agartala could be lowered to lower than 500 km which is now round 1100 km through Assam, specialists say.

Goyal additionally lauded Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for providing loads to the traders for industrialization within the state.

“With 30 per cent subsidy on capital funding, 50 per cent subsidy on electrical energy and GST free for 5 years, the state has turn out to be an excellent place for commerce and enterprise”, he mentioned.


The Union Minister additionally highlighted the Narendra Modi authorities’s Act East coverage for holistic improvement within the Northeast, because the area was largely ignored by the erstwhile regimes.

“Whenever Modi ji launches any new scheme, he all the time ensures Northeastern states get their due share. He needs to develop the Northeast as Ashta Laxmi ”, Goel added.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who inaugurated the two-day Investment Summit at Prajna Bhavan right here, referred to as upon the enterprise neighborhood to put money into Tripura the place funding potentialities are immense.

“Tripura’s industrial potentialities haven’t been explored but. Sectors like tea, rubber, agarbatti, bamboo, IT and horticulture crops – jackfruits, pineapple and lime could possibly be sport changer for the traders. The state has great potential within the packaging sector additionally”, he mentioned.

Deb additional mentioned the state authorities has been making all out efforts for introducing worldwide flight providers in three or 4 routes- Agartala-Dhaka, Agartala-Chittagong, Agartala-Singapore when the brand new terminal constructing of MBB Airport right here is inaugurated, subsequent yr.

Around 80 enterprise gamers from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Dhaka joined the enterprise summit. In the two-day summit, there can be sectorial classes to woo the potential traders. 

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