Road and railway communications were extremely poor in Tripura during the Leftists' rule but have improved during the BJP's rule.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Tripura on January 4 to inaugurate Agartala airport's new terminal, which is built at the cost of Rs 500 crore as part of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) initiative to develop airports across the North East.
In 2018, after the BJP-led government took over reins in Tripura, ending years of Marxists' monopoly, the Agartala airport was renamed after the king of Tripura Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Bahadur. The king had donated the land for airport construction as a military airstrip in 1942.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is likely to accompany the Prime Minister. Agartala airport is the second-busiest in North East India after Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati.
Road and railway communications were poor in Tripura during the Leftists' rule but have been improved lately along with mega road projects. Tripura goes for assembly polls along with Nagaland and Meghalaya in Feb-March 2023.
Meanwhile, security has been tightened at the India-Bangladesh border ahead of the Prime Minister's visit to Tripura, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said at Agartala. Such security protocols are part of routine exercise.