Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha recently emphasized that Tripura has been the biggest beneficiary among northeastern states due to the Centre’s Act East policy. He highlighted the imminent full operationalization of the Maitri Setu, which connects Tripura with Chittagong Port, and the upcoming opening of the Agartala-Akhaura rail link by the end of the year. The Chief Minister celebrated the state’s significant progress in terms of connectivity, infrastructure development, and welfare activities since 2014, marking the nine years of the BJP government at the Centre.
Tripura’s Advantages under the Act East Policy
Chief Minister Manik Saha lauded the Centre’s Act East policy for its positive impact on Tripura. He specifically highlighted two major infrastructural developments that will bolster connectivity and trade in the region. The Maitri Setu, inaugurated two years ago, will soon be fully operational, facilitating easier access to Chittagong Port. This connectivity will enhance trade opportunities and boost economic growth in Tripura. Additionally, the upcoming opening of the Agartala-Akhaura rail link will further enhance connectivity between Tripura and Bangladesh, fostering greater regional integration and trade relations.
Tripura’s Progress under BJP Governance
Chief Minister Saha proudly stated that Tripura has experienced substantial progress across various fronts since the BJP government came to power in 2014. The state has witnessed remarkable improvements in connectivity, infrastructure development, and welfare activities. These advancements have positively impacted the lives of the people of Tripura and have positioned the state as a key player in the region’s development.
The Act East policy, coupled with the BJP government’s commitment to inclusive growth, has enabled Tripura to reap significant benefits. The state has witnessed a surge in connectivity, with infrastructure projects facilitating smoother transportation and trade. This improved connectivity opens up new avenues for economic development and trade partnerships, boosting Tripura’s overall growth trajectory.
Furthermore, the government’s focus on welfare activities has uplifted the lives of the people of Tripura. Social welfare schemes such as access to healthcare, education, and housing have been implemented, ensuring the well-being of the citizens and addressing their essential needs.
Under the Act East policy of the Centre, Tripura has emerged as a major beneficiary in the northeastern region. The impending full operationalization of the Maitri Setu and the upcoming opening of the Agartala-Akhaura rail link will further enhance connectivity and trade opportunities for the state. Chief Minister Manik Saha’s praise for the BJP government’s governance underscores the significant progress Tripura has achieved in terms of connectivity, infrastructure development, and welfare activities. The commitment to inclusive growth and regional integration has positioned Tripura as a prominent player in the region’s development, bringing about tangible improvements in the lives of its residents.