Setting out Policy Objectives
In the recent years, a number of initiatives have been taken to improve the basic as well as industrial infrastructure in the State. The present status is as under:
The State is presently power-surplus (outside 6-hour peak period). Day-round surplus expected shortly. The power tariffs are much lower compared to other States.
The National Highway, linking Agartala to Guwahati has been upgraded and extended up to Sabroom (the southern-most point in the State) which is only about 75 km. away from Chittagong Port of Bangladesh.
The railway line has been extended up to Agartala and the same is being extended up to Sabroom.
The Agartala Airport has also been upgraded, by extension of airstrip and by providing night landing facilities. Agartala is second busiest Airport in North East and efforts are on to make it an International Airport.
The telecom infrastructure is also being upgraded by laying OFC network – connecting all towns, by strengthening the Internet backbone etc. All telephony services – Landline, Mobile, WLL, 3G, Broadband/ WiMAX internet, etc. are available in the State.