Tripura Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha has instructed immediate action to address the issues concerning the implementation of various township projects, including government housing in Kunjaban, Vivekananda Market, and Jayanagar in the capital city. These projects, initiated after the formation of the BJP government, were scheduled to be completed within two years. However, even after four years, less than half of the work has been accomplished. Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha recently chaired a review meeting of the Tripura Urban Planning and Development Authority (TUDA) to discuss the progress of various township projects and development initiatives for the city. During the meeting, he emphasized the need to expedite these projects and suggested incorporating rainwater harvesting systems in the flats being constructed as part of the township project.
Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha expressed his concern over the delayed implementation of township projects and directed the relevant authorities to take immediate measures to address the issues. These projects, located near Kunjaban and Vivekananda Market in the Kaman Choumuhni area of Agartala, have faced significant delays. The Chief Minister specifically highlighted the widening work of the Airport Road as a matter that needs urgent attention. In the review meeting held at the Secretariat’s meeting room, he ordered a swift resolution of the problems and completion of the pending work.
During the TUDA review meeting, Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha suggested incorporating rainwater harvesting systems in the flats being constructed as part of the township project. Recognizing the demand for flats among the state’s residents, he instructed the department to promote the flats constructed under TUDA in Agartala. However, he emphasized the importance of ensuring certain conditions are met to maintain proper ownership of the flats. This directive aimed to encourage responsible and sustainable housing practices in the region.
The review meeting of TUDA extensively discussed the current status of various township projects and the development initiatives undertaken by the authority. The Chief Minister was joined by key officials, including Abhishek Singh, Secretary of Urban Development Department, Kiran Gitte, Secretary of Information and Technology Department, Dr. PK Chakraborty, Chief Minister’s Secretary, and Swapan Saha, a member of TUDA, along with senior officials from different departments. The meeting provided a platform to assess the progress made and to explore measures for further development in the city.
Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha stressed the importance of utilizing the Prime Minister Gati Shakti scheme in the implementation of TUDA projects. This scheme, aimed at expediting infrastructure development across the country, would contribute to the timely completion of various projects undertaken by TUDA. The Chief Minister directed the concerned officials to maximize the benefits of the scheme for the benefit of Tripura and its residents.
During the review meeting, Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha urged the officials to prioritize the completion of the ongoing lighthouse project in the Golchakkar area of Agartala. This project holds significance in terms of providing a landmark structure and enhancing the city’s infrastructure. By emphasizing its importance, the Chief Minister emphasized the need for expedited efforts to bring the project to fruition.
The meeting also discussed the appointment of economic advisers to manage TUDA’s activities in a well-planned manner. These advisers would play a crucial role in providing guidance and expertise in driving effective economic strategies for the authority. The Chief Minister recognized the importance of their role in ensuring proper planning, implementation, and management of TUDA’s initiatives.
The review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha shed light on the need for swift completion of township projects and government housing in various areas of the capital city. The Chief Minister’s directives to address the implementation issues and promote responsible housing practices demonstrate his commitment to the development of Tripura. By emphasizing the inclusion of rainwater harvesting systems in the flats and utilizing schemes like the Prime Minister Gati Shakti, he aims to ensure sustainable and efficient infrastructure development. The meeting also highlighted the significance of the ongoing lighthouse project and the appointment of economic advisers to drive strategic planning within TUDA. These collective efforts and initiatives will contribute to the overall progress and development of Tripura, providing its residents with improved living conditions and enhanced infrastructure.