Assam-Agartala highway is being made double-lane

Last Updated: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 21:34

Agartala: Assam-Agartala National Highway,
considered to be the life-line of Tripura would be converted
in to a double lane highway, official sources said on Thursday.

Chief Engineer of PWD, Sunil Bhowmik, said, "The work for
conversion of the road from single lane to double lane would
be started by September."

He said that 86 km of the 333-km-long road was being made
double lane earlier, but the work was stopped for long time.

"A high level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary, SK
Panda yesterday reviewed the progress of conversion of NH-44
in the presence of the representatives from Border Roads
Organisation (BRO) and state PWD," Bhowmik said adding that
BRO would complete the work.

He said, the meeting decided BRO would submit Detailed
Project Reports (DPRs) to Ministry of Road Transport and
Highway by August for execution and the work would be started
by September.

Bhowmik said that initially the national highway would be
made two-lanes and later it would be converted into
four-lanes.

He also stated that North Eastern Council (NEC) has
sanctioned Rs 200 crore for expansion of Boxanagar-Belonia
road in South Tripura district, the work for which would be
started soon.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 21:34
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