President Draupadi Murmu will inaugurate several development projects on her two-day visit to Tripura from Wednesday.
Officials said the President is scheduled to reach the Maharaja Bir Bikram airport at 11.15 am on Wednesday. This will be Murmu’s first visit to Tripura after becoming the President.
He said that during this period Guwahati-Kolkata Express train up to Murmu Agartala and Agartala-Jiribam-Agartala Jan Shatabdi will be flagged off with new Vistadome bogie up to Khongsang (Manipur). Jan Shatabdi train has been expanded.
The President is also scheduled to lay the foundation stone of Pushbanta Palace Museum and National Law University at Narsinghgarh in West Tripura district.
The state government plans to convert the Pushbanta Palace, built by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manakya Bahadur in 1917, into a digital museum. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore stayed in this palace during his visit to Tripura. Pushbanta Palace was the official residence of the Governor till April 2018.
Murmu will be welcomed by the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) at the Town Hall, where Chief Minister Manik Saha, Mayor Deepak Majumdar and cabinet ministers will be present. The President also plans to meet leaders, dignitaries and the general public.
She will go to Udaipur on October 13 to offer prayers at the Tripureshwari temple and will leave for Guwahati at around 1 pm.
Security has been tightened in Agartala and its surrounding areas in view of the President’s visit.
A senior police officer said, “A high level security team from Delhi has already reached here to oversee the security arrangements for the President’s visit. They went to the venues to take stock of the security measures put in place by the state police. They are in touch with senior police officers for better coordination.”