In Tripura, PM Modi Dedicates New Railway Track To Nation

PM Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of Tripura's last ruler, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya Bahadur (reigned 1923-47), at the airport which was renamed after him in July 2018. Photo courtesy: Biplab Kumar Deb's Twitter handle

PM Narendra Modi unveils the statue of Tripura’s last Maharaja

Agartala, February 9, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 9th, 2019 dedicated the 23.32-km Garjee-Belonia section, built at a cost of Rs 400 crore, in southern Tripura to the nation and inaugurated the new complex of Tripura Institute of Technology (TIT) at Narsingarh, near here.

It may be mentioned that the new railway track is part of the Rs 3,407-crore Agartala-Sabroom (115 km) national railway project which aims to link Sabroom, which is just 72 km away from the port of Chittagong.

PM Modi unveiled a statue of Tripura's last ruler, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya Bahadur. Photo courtesy: Biplab Kumar Deb's Twitter handle
PM Modi unveiled a statue of Tripura’s last ruler, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya Bahadur. Photo courtesy: Biplab Kumar Deb’s Twitter handle

He also unveiled a statue of Tripura’s last ruler, Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman Manikya Bahadur (reigned 1923-47), at the airport which was renamed after him in July 2018. The airport, which played a crucial role in the Second World War, was built by the Maharaj in 1942. The airport was earlier known as the Singerbill Airport.

Modi, who arrived here from Guwahati, was accompanied by Tripura  Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

3 CPI-M Lawmakers boycott

Three CPI-M MPs and the Tripura Student Federation (TSF) decided to boycott Prime Minister Modi’s programme in Tripura in protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The TSF is part of the North-East Students’ Organisation (NESO), which is staging massive protests in the entire northeastern region excluding Sikkim against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Photo courtesy: Biplab Kumar Deb's Twitter handle
Photo courtesy: Biplab Kumar Deb’s Twitter handle

Jitendra Chaudhury and Shankar Prasad Datta– members of Lok Sabha and Jharna Das Baidya, a Rajya Sabha member announced the boycott of the Prime Minister’s programme in Tripura.

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