Widening Of 135 Km Stretch of Khowai-Harina Road

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the proposal for the Improvement & Widening of two lanes.
  • Cost – Rs.2, 486.78 crore (Loan – Rs.1, 511.70 crore – JPY 23,129 Million).
  • Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Official Development Assistance (ODA) scheme.
  • To facilitate better road connectivity between various parts of Tripura.
  • To provide alternative access to Assam and Meghalaya from Tripura apart from the existing NH-8.

Benefits:

  • Development of the stretch of NH-208 would improve Interstate connectivity between Assam and Tripura via NH-208A.
  • Reduce the transit time and provide safer connectivity.
  • Passes very close to the Bangladesh border.
  • Would improve connectivity to Bangladesh through Kailashahar, Kamalpur and Khowai Border Check Post.
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