20 - 07 - 2019

NITI Aayog meeting: Biplab meets PM Modi

Agartala, June 16,2019 : Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who attended the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aavogin Delhi today, said Tripura is one of the best five performing states in the country in respect of e-PDS and supply chain management.The meeting of NITI Aayog was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in NewDelhi.

Drawing attention to the state's aviation sector, the Chief Minister said the state would be benefitted if the existing aviation guidelines are amended to facilitate the private operators to increase the frequency of flights in the State of Tripura.“There is an urgent need to operate direct evening flights from Delhi to Agartala  as well as from Agartala to Delhi facilitating the technocrats including doctors and health experts, Central Government officials, private investors and so on to save their valuable time,” Deb said.

Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister hoped that Inland Water Transport in Tripura project could make Tripura a gateway to the entire North East region and so the project may be expedited and grounded at the earliest by declaration of rive Gomati as Indo-Bangladesh protocol route  Matabari (Place of Tripura sundari Temple) and Chhabimura, famous for its panels of rock carving on steep mountain etc.

South Tripura district mayplay a significant role in this context. In order to boost tourism in the State, Ministry of Tourism may help the state to construct a ropeway connecting wall on the bank of river Gomati, the Chief Minister stated.