Tripura to soon connect SEA nations after Feni bridge, says President of India Ramnath Kovind
By Our Correspondent, 07/06/2018, Agartala

The President of India Ramnath Kovind who arrived here at Agartala this morning for his two days maiden visit said, “Once the much awaited bridge over the river Feni comes up, the Northeastern states of Tripura to be connected with the nations of the South East Asia.” Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb along with the Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Verma, Governor Tathagata Roy and other high officials welcomed the President of India today morning after he arrived.

The President has received a salute from the army forces at the Agartala airport in a small function, from where the President Ramnath Kovind accompanied by high officials and Chief Minister moved to Udaipur under the Gomati district of the state by Indian Air Force chopper.

Addressing the gathering at Udaipur Rajarshi auditorium this morning the President said, “The centre has given top most priority to work for the Northeastern region of the country in terms of road connectivity especially in a bid to bridge the distance with the South East Asian countries.” “Under Bharat Mala project, a total of 5200 km roads will be constructed to boost road connectivity

And out of which Tripura will have 500 km road with an estimated cost of Rs. 6000 crore,” adding Kovind said, “The four-lane national highway will directly connect Tripura with Bangladesh through Feni bridge.”  The President was speaking at a programme to dedicate newly constructed four-lane National Highway-8 connecting Udaipur with Sabroom, state’s southern most border subdivision.