Kailashahar airport is going to be operational very soon. Transport Minister of Tripura Sushanta Chowdhury visited the abandoned airport in Kailasahar on Tuesday and gave the green signal.
On this day, an administrative meeting was held at the circuit house of Kailasahar under the leadership of the minister.
Apart from the Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, local MLA Birjit Sinha, District Magistrate of Unakoti district Tarit Kanti Chakma, Additional District Magistrate Sajal Biswas, Director of State Tourism Department, Director of State Transport Department, Director of Airport Authority of India and other officials were present in the meeting.
After the meeting at Kailasahar Circuit House, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury along with other officials visited the abandoned airport at Kailasahar.
After visiting the airport, they visited the uncrowded tourist center and the abandoned Sonamukhi tea plantation.
After the visit, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said that the work will be started in two stages regarding the opening of the Kailasahar airport. The airport will be renovated in the first phase. Then seventeen or twenty seater aircraft will be landed. And this flight will operate on the route from Kailashahar to Kolkata and Kolkata to Kailashahar, respectively Kailashahar to Agartala, and Agartala to Kailashahar.
If all goes well, it will be launched by the end of this year.
In addition, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said that in the second phase, new land will be acquired from the common people and the runway of the airport will be increased and large air traffic will be started.
Also, the minister said that work will be started soon at unakoti tourist center and abandoned Sonamukhi tea plantations by spending Rs 140 crore. Various development works will be started soon to attract tourists to uncrowded tourist centers.
Moreover, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said that various development works will be started soon to attract tourists including a hotel, a resort, a gymnasium, a park in the abandoned Sonamukhi tea garden.
However, after the establishment of the present government, such green signal has been given many times but the signal remains red.