NEW DELHI: Prime MInister Narendra Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs 1,350 crore, including a terminal building at the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport in Agartala (Tripura), and laid the foudnation stone of projects over Rs 2,950 crore in the North east on Tuesday.
In this first integrated terminal building at MBB, Tripura will showcase the cultural heritage of the state.
According to the Airport Authority of India, the terminal has been built at a cost of Rs 450 cores and is expected to host more than five times the existing passenger capacity, which is 500 passengers at a time.
The Prime Minister in his speech said: “I had promised ‘HIRA’ to Tripura that is Highways, Internet, Railways and Airways. Today, connectivity in Tripura is improving — riding on these four pillars. Tripura is on its way to becoming the gateway of the northeast. With unprecedented investment in Airways, Waterways & Railways, it will soon become the Trade Corridor of the country.”
“In 21st century, India will walk ahead taking all steps together on the road towards development. People of Tripura have witnessed ignorance for decades. Earlier, there was rampant corruption and no development. The government did not have a vision or the right intention,” he added.
The New terminal has around 20 check-in counters, 10 immigration counters. The airport also includes a solar power unit capable of handling most of the power requirements.
The new state of art terminal built in 30,000 square metre, is equipped with modern facilities and supported by the latest information technology network integration system.
We're working to develop Tripura as the gateway to connectivity in the Northeast. Tripura is now becoming a trade corridor in the region.
Several initiatives connected by rail/road has started transforming the region.
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) January 4, 2022
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