Centre To Repair National Highway-44 In Tripura On 'War-Footing'

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Centre To Repair National Highway-44 In Tripura On 'War-Footing'

The National Highway has turned into slush at many places on the Assam-Tripura border due to heavy rain.


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Minister Nitin Gadkari instructed officials to work on war footing
  2. Tripura government sought the Centre's intervention to repair a highway
  3. Heavy rains have lashed both Assam's Barak Valley region and Tripura
Government today said it will repair National Highway-44 in Tripura on "war footing" to improve connectivity in the state.

The assurance comes a day after Tripura government sought the Centre's intervention to repair a highway stretch to ensure supply of essential commodities to the state.

"I have instructed officials to work on war footing to fix NH-44 so as to improve connectivity to Tripura," Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted today.

The NH-44 constitutes Shillong-Passi-C288 Badarpur-Agartala Sabroom Shillong-Nongstoin section.

"I would be monitoring the progress of this highway on a fortnightly basis," the minister said in another tweet.

Yesterday, Tripura PWD Minister Badal Chowdhury had urged the Centre for immediate repair of a portion of National Highway as thousands of trucks carrying essential commodities for Tripura were stranded due to poor condition of the road.

"If such condition continues for a few more days, the state would face acute crisis of essential commodities and fuel. I have urged the Central Government to take urgent steps to immediately repair the national highway and create a situation for bringing essential commodities through neighbouring Bangladesh," Mr Chowdhury had said.


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