DoNER approves two projects to boost tourism in Tripura

Two projects worth Rs 48 crore was approved by the Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in a plan to encourage tourism in Tripura, said State Tourism Minister Pranajit Singha Roy. The allotted funds will be used for repairing and developing two roads that connect Chabimura and Tirthamuk, two tourism spots at Amarpur sub-division in Gomati district.

The projects were approved last week in New Delhi at a meeting of the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme, an inter-ministerial body. Chabimura, on the hills on the bank of river Gomati is famous for its rock carvings dating back to the 16th century. Tirthamukh, where Raima and Sarma rivers converge, is considered a holy spot. An eight-km long road from near a lake at Fatiksagar in Amarpur town to Chabimura and a 20-km long road from Tirthamukh to Raishyabari in Dhalai district would be repaired and developed with the funds.

“We are trying to make Chabimura and Tirthamuk more attractive for the tourists. We will work on developing the roads, offer proper boating facility across the 14-km stretch of water body, build tourist cottages, arrange unique delicacies and more facilities for tourists,” Pranajit Singha Roy said.

“The government would focus on developing tourism to boost the economy of the state,” said Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.