To strengthen connectivity with neighbouring Mizoram, the Tripura government has targeted to finish 84.92 km Manu-Simlung section of NH 44A by 2021 along with about 500 km road stretches of six national highways in the state.
Official sources in Agartala on January 9 said that the state government has put Manu-Simlung section on priority list, as it was long pending, which affected connectivity between Agartala and Aizawl.
In last six years, there were several attempts to complete the road construction work of a total 134 km. It was alleged that the entire project was delayed due to negligence of Border Roads Organization. After this, the National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) was given the responsibility for time-bound action.
In order to boost air connectivity between the two state capitals, IndiGo airlines announced a direct flight between Agartala and Aizawl from next month. “As per schedule, IndiGo will operate airbus from Aizawl everyday at 1200 hrs and reach Agartala at 1245 hrs. The same flight will return at 1305 hrs and reach Aizawl at 1350 hrs. The cost of one-way journey will be around Rs 2000. This will bring the people of both the states closer,” said a state government official in Agartala.