The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the National Highway from Matabari to Sabroom in Udaipur, Tripura on Thursday .
Speaking on the occasion, the President said development of the Northeast is high on the Government of India’s list of priorities. Road projects covering a length of 5,200 km are being constructed in the region to enhance connectivity.
The Bharatmala project too is giving special attention to the Northeast. As part of these programmes, 500 km of roads are being constructed in Tripura. He expressed confidence that Tripura will develop rapidly after the completion of these projects.
The President noted that there is immense potential for tourism in Tripura and this too will be helped by connectivity projects. The state’s natural beauty, lush green forests and cultural heritage is a draw for domestic and international tourists. Better rail and road connectivity will increase tourism and ancillary economic activity in the state. The President also visited the Matabari Temple complex in Udaipur and laid the foundation stone for its re-development and augmentation as a centre for religious tourism.