Tripura obtains state-of-the-art airport terminal
The Prime Minister today inaugurated the integrated terminal of Maharaja Bir Bikram airport in Agartala, the capital of Tripura. The terminal is built at 450 crores and covers an area of over 30,000 square kilometers. The prime minister is visiting the northeast to launch the pre-election campaign in Manipur and lay the groundwork for next year’s elections in Tripura.
The new building is well equipped with all the latest facilities and is supported by the latest integrated computer network. In a PMO statement, the degradation of the existing airport in the state is in line with the prime minister’s effort to provide modern facilities at all airports across the country.
Stunning features of the new terminal
The new airport terminal is also an initiative of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop modern and state-of-the-art airports in all the northeastern states, thus contributing to the overall development of the region.
Tripura’s new airport terminal features 20 check-in counters, ten immigration counters, six-plane parking areas, five customs counters, four-passenger boarding bridges and even a hangar, Hindustan reported Times. Following in the footsteps of Cochin International Airport, Tripura will also include a solar power unit capable of handling most of the airport’s energy needs.
Other important initiatives
The architecture of the airport has been designed with the extraordinary history of the state and its cultural landscape in mind. The airport is decorated with local artwork and stone carvings from the Unakoti hills and replicas of Chabimura, local bamboo art, etc.
In addition, the Prime Minister would also launch two crucial initiatives in the state: the Mukhyamantri Tripura Gram Samriddhi Yojana and the Project Mission 100 of the Vidyajyoti schools. The latter aims to improve the quality of education in schools in the state and to cover more than 1.2 lakh of students from kindergarten to grade 12.
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