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Tripura’s 1,600 crores double lane expansion work going at snail’s pace : only 5 months left to end deadline, work completion reported only 30 %
TIWN Feb 12, 2017
Tripura’s 1,600 crores double lane expansion work going at snail’s pace : only 5 months left to end deadline, work completion reported only 30 %
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AGARTALA, Feb 12 (TIWN): Tripura CM Manik Sarkar during the laying of foundation stone for Agartala-Udaipur route highway by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari lashed out at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging that even after his public announcement at Agartala in 2005 for four-laning of National Highway between Churaibari (Assam border) and Agartala, his government sat on the proposal for 10 years and further thanks the BJP Govt for supporting Tripura Govt. However, Gadkari instructed the National Highway Development Corporation Ltd to complete the double-laning work of Agartala-Udaipur and Udaipur-Sabroom (73.71 km) NH within two years. But after the inauguration of the project in 2015, July 1st not even 30 % of the work has been done. Tripura CM Manik Sarkar, Chief Secretary Yash Pal Singh state principal secretary of PWD Lok Ranjan & other Tripura high officials were present on that occasion.

 On that day Nitin Gadkari said, the central government has sanctioned a total of Rs 871 crores for the project in two phases.  

The project was to develop the infrastructure of the state and help to boost the economy and provide job opportunity to the youths of the state. But from June month 2015 to Dec 2016, around 18 months have been crossed, without any upgardation of the project.

On June 30, 2015 Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of Agartala-Udaipur double lane construction work as a part of National Highway upgradation.

However, immediately after the fund release on June 2015, the foundation stone was also laid by Nitin Gadkari himself, and after that in the year 2015 the double lane work although began, primarily from Udaipur/ South Tripura parts, but it was only in the year 2016 from Agartala to Udaipur the construction work was started.

The work is going slow and no compensation has been received by the deprived people,which has generated a mass anger in Tripura. 

 

 

 

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