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New waterway to connect Ashuganj in B'desh and Sonamura in

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Tuesday said a new waterway would come up within six months for movement of container ships between in of the state and river port in eastern to ply.

After the completion of the new waterways goods to the state will directly reach town from easily, told reporters here.

The central government would soon start dredging on the Indian side for the new waterway to connect port on covering about 60 KM, he said.

The of shipping of the central government had recently visited the state and the sites of the waterways recently and told the that dredging of and construction of a small river port would be completed within less than six months time.

said a bridge, which is being constructed by an Indian agency on river in Sabroom sub-division of South district to connect the in would be completed by March next year.

Sabroom is about 130 km from here and is about 70 km from the bridge.

He said after the completion of the access to the port, a large portion of goods to the north eastern states would be transported through and would get a good amount of revenue due to Indias access to the port.

Deb also said the 15 km long railway track from Agartala to Akhaura in Bangladesh would be completed within 2020 and the north eastern state would be well connected with south Asian countries through Bangladesh.

With the twin advantage of International Internet Gateway (IIG) and uninterrupted power supply, the Tripura government would hard sell the states potential for being an hub.

Tripura is now a power surplus state.

The Agartala IIG is the third after and Rs 19.14 crore was spent to create the infrastructure for the third IIG here to get access to the 10 bandwidth from Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited.

The cable link for the purpose has been established between Akhaura (along Agartala) and Cox's Bazar in

Deb said, It is the dream of the to make a digital and at the same time it is also my dream to make Tripura a digital Tripura.

He said Tripura would be made a model state within the next four years and many modern cities having all facilities would be built in the state.

Besides, many new towers like tea tower, IT tower, police tower and big hospitals would be built on multistoried buildings.

"I want many more high rises of different institutions to come up in the state, he added.

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First Published: Tue, November 13 2018. 18:25 IST