Tripura State Transport Minister Sushanta Chowdhury has written to Home Minister Amit Shah to start Agartala-Chittagong air service immediately and declare MBB airport as an international airport.
In that letter, he mentioned, the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India was asked to deploy a total of 25 policemen in various posts to properly maintain the immigration counter at the MBB Airport in Agartala. Accordingly Tripura government has appointed 10 police personnel on deputation basis. The process of appointing 5 more people as per requirement is on the process.
In the letter, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury thanked the Home Minister for the development of the North Eastern region and requested him to immediately direct the authorities to start the Agartala-Chittagong flight service at the MBB airport.
Transport Minister Sushant Chowdhury thanked Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for inaugurating the Agartala Akhaura Cross Border Rail Link project .
He mentioned that the successful inauguration of this important cross-border rail link project by the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh will mark a memorable milestone in the history of connectivity and trade facilitation in the entire Northeast region including Tripura. It will not only play an important role in promoting socio-cultural exchange and building better relations between these two countries.
The Minister further mentioned in the letter, Agartala Akhaura Cross Border Rail Link Project holds great promise for economic growth and prosperity of our state and neighboring regions. It will facilitate movement of people as well as goods and will contribute significantly to the development of tourism, industry and trade in the Indo-Bangla subcontinent.
He mentioned that the project will open new avenues for investment, job creation and better quality of life for our citizens.
The minister also mentioned in the letter that he is deeply indebted to the railway minister for his tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to see the project succeed and requested the Union railway minister to ensure regular movement of goods trains between the two countries.
He also said that he is hopeful that with continued support and joint efforts and cooperation of both the countries and concerned ministries, train services will run regularly from Agartala-Kolkata via Dhaka very soon.