The Tripura Government urged the Centre to open up the Agartala airport for custom facilities and demanded more connectivity to other states. The projected traffic between Tripura and Bangladesh is slated to increase after Modi´s recent visit to Bangladesh, and the upgradation of the airport to ´customs airport level´ was required. Last month, Airports Authority of India (AAI) was upgrading the Agartala airport to international standards by providing world-class facilities. Now it is planning to appoint a project consultant for this. The project is expected to cost Rs 426 crore. The state government has acquired 72 acre and handed it over to the AAI for expansion of the runway.
Contact: Government of Tripura.