Tripura administration is gearing up to welcome president Droupadi Murmu on her maiden visit to the state for two days from October 12.
While chief minister Manik Saha had held several rounds of meetings in between the puja celebration and complete holidays for the last nine days in all the government establishments, director general of police Amitabha Ranjan held security coordination meetings for three days over the president’s visit.
According to reports, a team of officials from Rashtrapati Bhawan is scheduled to arrive in Agartala on October 10 to oversee the preparation for the president’s visit.
President Droupadi Murmu would flag off the Agartala-Kolkata passenger train on October 13 from the Agartala railway station besides inaugurating and laying the foundation of a host of projects and institutions.
Officials said Murmu will arrive in Agartala at 11.15 am on October 12 where she will be accorded a guard of honour at the airport. After a brief break at Raj Bhawan for lunch, the president is scheduled to inaugurate the Tripura state judicial academy followed by laying the foundation stone of the Tripura National Law University at Narsingarh in the afternoon.
Thereafter, she will inaugurate the newly-constructed MLA hostel at the New Capital complex area near Raj Bhawan in Agartala and will virtually lay the foundation stones of Damcherra road, Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya digital museum at 105 years old historic Pushpadanta Palace, which had functioned as Raj Bhawan for 46 years.
President Droupadi Murmu is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), and also inaugurate the Nischintapur railway station, connecting India and Bangladesh.
On the next day, the president will flag off the Agartala-Kolkata express train along with two others at Agartala railway station. She has scheduled to offer puja and prayer at Tripura Sundari temple as well.
Murmu will depart from Agartala at 12.10 pm and will be given a guard of honour at Guwahati airport.