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DoNER sanctions projects to boost tourism in Tripura: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has sanctioned two projects worth Rs 48 crore to boost tourism in Tripura, state Tourism said today.

The funds will be used in repairing and developing two roads that connect two tourism spots - Chabimura and Tirthamuk - at Amarpur sub-division in district, about 75 kilometre from here, the told reporters here.

"An eight-km long road from near a lake at Fatiksagar in Amarpur town to Chabimura and a 20-km long road from Tirthamukh to Raishyabari in district would be repaired and developed with the funds," the said.

Chabimura is famous for its rock carvings, dating back to the 16th century, on the hills on the of river

Tirthamukh, the confluence of and Sarma rivers, is considered a holy spot.

"We are trying to make Chabimura and Tirthamuk more attractive for the tourists. We will work on developing the roads, offer proper boating facility across the 14-km stretch of water body, build tourist cottages, arrange unique delicacies and more facilities for tourists," Singha Roy said.

The projects were approved at a meeting of the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme, an inter-ministerial body, in last week, Singha Roy said.

had said that his government would focus on developing tourism to boost the economy of the state.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 12:45 IST