Construction work on a bridge over Feni River, which will connect southeastern Bangladesh and Tripura, is expected to start in July this year after a 10-year delay.
The bridge will start from Andarpara of Sabroom in India and end at Ramgarh of Khagrachhari in Bangladesh. The approach road of the Indian counterpart will connect to the Agartala-Sabroom highway and the approach road on the Bangladeshi side to the Chittagong highway.
Tripura East MP Jitendra Choudhury said: “The construction was initiated 10 years ago but will materialise now. The project was assigned to Dineshchandra Agarwal Infracom Private Limited on March 31, 2017. The project is scheduled to be finished within 30 months.”
According to the MP, the Union Surface Transport and National Highway Ministry has funded Rs122.27cr (around Tk152.83cr) for the project.
Tripura Public Works Department Minister Badal Choudhury also visited the construction site and told reporters that the construction work would start from the beginning of the monsoon in both India and Bangladesh.