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Tripura should become NE trade and logistics hub: PM Modi

ByJosh Taylor

Dec 19, 2022

In his speech, Modi stated that Tripura was reaping the benefits of the HIRA model, which stands for Highways, Internet-ways, Railways, and Airways, an abbreviation established by the prime minister himself.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched various development projects in Agartala on Sunday, saying that the BJP’s double-engine government at the Centre and in the State is progressively transforming Tripura into a “trade gateway and logistical powerhouse” of northeast India.
The Prime Minister, who conducted a gathering at Agartala’s Swami Vivekananda venue, remotely inaugurated the State Institute of Hotel Management at Anandanagar on the city’s outskirts, the Agartala Government Dental College at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, and a project to improve National Highway-8. He set the groundwork for 32 road projects totaling 232 kilometres under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and inaugurated 112 road projects and district roads totaling 542 kilometres. These projects are being created as part of a Rs 10,000-crore road connection development package.
In Agartala, he also launched the ‘Griha Pravesh’ programme, which benefited 1,51,019 families under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (rural) and 54,526 households under the PMAY for urban regions.
In his speech, PM Modi stated that Tripura is reaping the benefits of the ‘HIRA model,’ which is the PM’s own acronym for the growth of highways, Internet-ways, trains, and aeroplanes, and that Tripura is developing as an important logistical centre for northeastern states.
“The Agartala-Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway line would offer up new commercial channels. Northeast India is expanding connection and partnerships with neighbouring nations, with road infrastructure linking India, Myanmar, and Thailand. The Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport (Agartala) now has an international terminal, making international travel easy. Tripura is becoming a regional commercial gateway in this way,” the PM stated.
He stated that Tripura’s development path is reaching new heights in connectivity, skill development, housing assistance, and cleanliness. ”
Tripura has emerged as the nation’s cleanest state among the country’s small states as a result of the popularity of cleanliness in the last five years, Modi said.
Tripura was named the cleanest state in the country among minor states (with less than 100 urban local bodies) in the central government’s annual cleanliness assessment.
On the PMAY housing units handed over on Sunday, PM Modi stated that each of these residences cost “lakhs of rupees” and that the majority of the recipients were women who had become “lakhpati (millionaires)” since their flats were registered in their names.
Criticising the earlier Congress and Left Front-led administrations in Tripura, the PM remarked, “Earlier, Tripura was mentioned in national platforms during elections or after violent episodes. Now, time has passed. Now, the state is being considered for cleanliness, infrastructure development, and the development of impoverished people’s homes.”
Without identifying any specific parties, the PM stated that those who engaged in “opportunist politics,” allegedly depriving the state for their personal gain, had really harmed the interests of youth, farmers, and women.
“We all know how Modiji built this administration by toppling Tripura’s reign of terror. He’s given us a lot, and he mentioned HIRA. Six national highways are now under construction, with seven more on the way. “Work is being done in a number of other areas,” he stated.

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