TRANSPORTATION

AIRWAYS


The people of the State are dependent especially on the flights operating between Agartala-Kolkata and Agartala-Guwahati. Besides, in recent years air connectivity with other sectors of the country have also been improved from Agartala to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Presently, the Air India as well as private sector airlines like Spice Jet and Indigo are operating their flights to and from Agartala to Kolkata and Gauhati. The runway at Agartala Airport has been extended to 7,500 feet and Instrument Landing System has been successfully installed which has made night operations possible. Helicopter service was introduced in October, 2002 to connect Kailashahar and Dharmanagar to Agartala. The service being operated by Pawan Hans has subsequently been extended to connect remote locations like Kanchanpur and Gandacherra.



RAILWAYS

From 2016, the rail connectivity has extended to the capital city of Agartala through broad gauge. In the year 2016, a train 'Tripureswari Express' is running weekly from Agartala to New Delhi and 'Kanchanjungha Express'is running weekly between Agartala to Kolkata. Another train service towards Agartala Dimapur and Agartala - Silchar has already started. The work for further extension of railway line from Agartala to Sabroom into broad gauge has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Railway, Government of India.

ROADWAYS

The present road scenario in 2016-17 in the State is explained in the below noted table:

Category
Length (in km.)
National highway
853
State highway
329
Major district road
90
Other district road
1,099
Village roads (RD/ADC)
8,159
Village-roads (PWD)
10,472
IBP roads (BRO)
834
Total:
21,836
Major RCC bridge
285
Bailey bridge
431
SPT bridges (Nos.)
26
Railway road
201

Source: - PWD (R&B), Tripura.