New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stones of nine National Highway projects with a total length of nearly 262 kms worth over Rs 2752 crore in Tripura on Tuesday (October 27, 2020).
"The Projects, on completion, will provide faster and hassle-free inter-state and international connectivity to Bangladesh and will be a major stride towards strengthening the tourism sector of the State. The new projects will provide better connectivity, fast and safe movement of traffic to various tourist places, historical places and religious places in the entire State," said the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
"They are likely to generate a large number of employment and self-employment opportunities to the unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled manpower of the region. The projects will reduce travel time and maintenance cost of the vehicles and saving of fuel. Implementation of the project would result in enhanced socio-economic conditions of the locality," they added.
According to the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, these National Highway projects will improve the transport of agricultural goods and access to greater markets and will reduce the cost of goods and services.
These will also create easy and speedy access to health care and emergency services.
"In a nutshell, after completion of the above projects, there will be a quantum jump in the development of tourism, economic and international connectivity of this region. Finally, it will give impetus to the GDP of the state of Tripura," said the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
The event will be presided-over by Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb, in the presence of Union MoSs Jitendra Singh and Gen (Retd) VK Singh, Ministers from the State, Members of Parliaments, MLAs and senior officers from the Centre and the State.