Traffic movement has been prohibited on Badharghat Siddhi Ashram Road from Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 3 from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM every day.
Traffic on this road will be closed for three nights due to construction work on Agartala-Akhaura rail line. West Tripura District Magistrate Debpriya Bardhan issued a notification in this regard on Saturday.
According to the notification, no vehicles except those related to emergency services will be allowed to run on this road from 1-3 October from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM .
Four no entry points have also been announced for this. These no entry points are Badharghat, TV Tower, Siddhiashram Crossing and Amtali Bypass.
According to the railway , the construction of a viaduct from Nishchintapur to Agartala railway station i.e. a railway line similar to an over bridge is now underway on the Agartala-Bishalgarh road between Badharghat and Siddiashram. The railway line will pass over this road. In the next three nights, the girder will be installed and the line will be connected.
All traffic movement has been banned on this section of the road. Agartala – Bishalgarh for three nights so that there is no disruption to the work for traffic.
Agartala-Akhaura rail link project has already been completed on the Bangladesh side. A trial run of goods trains has also been done from Gangasagar station to the zero point of the border.
Meanwhile, in the Indian part, the work of laying the line has been done for two kilometers from the zero point to the Nishchintainpur station area.
The meter trolley has also run on this line. In the remaining three kilometers to Agartala station, more than half of the line is broken. In the next three nights, the viaduct of this railway line will also be constructed on the Agartala-Bishalgarh road.
Railway authority claims that the work will be completed by October. Meanwhile, Nishchintapur has already been declared Land Customs Station (LCS) for passenger movement and bringing goods using this Agartala-Akhaura railway line.
Once this railway line is operational, Kolkata can be reached by train from Agartala via Dhaka in just 10-12 hours.