Finally, people’s dreams come true. Maitri Bridge (Maitri Setu) in Sabroom under South Tripura District will be operational on September 1.
Any citizen of India-Bangladesh can travel through the bridge with valid documents.
District Magistrate of South Tripura district Saju Wahed said this on Wednesday.
A high-level meeting was held in the Sabroom Nagar Panchayat hall to launch the Maitri Setu.
Later, the delegation visited the construction site of Sabroom ICP, Checkpost, Maitri Setu.
Apart from the District Magistrate, LPIA Chairman Debashis Nandi, Commandant of BSF No. 96 Battalion Rajpal Singh, Sabroom SDM Bidhan Chandra Roy, DWS Office Executive Vastukar Ritesh Debbarma and other officials were present there.
According to the administration, several problems are identified in the meeting. There is a deep tubewell for drinking water inside the ICP. Once the check post is operational , the pump operator will also not be able to enter the ICP premises to operate the drinking water source. This will disrupt the drinking water supply system.
It is decided to develop an alternative source of drinking water. Also, construction of drains for drainage of water in Navin Para, problems of electricity etc. came up in the meeting.
The District magistrate gave the responsibility of constructing the drain to the Nagar Panchayat. Note that if this drain is not constructed, the water of Netaji Para, Thakur Palli, a part of Anandpara, Hospital Tila area will not be able to drain into river Feni.
Meanwhile, the news of the opening of Maitri Setu soon has created excitement among the public.
Still, some things are worrying the local people. There are only 3 staff at the check post. Where minimum 10 people are required, habildar, computer operator and class IV staff have 1 each.
Moreover, the road built from National Highway to Maitri Setu is also collapsing.