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.
- Industrial Growth Centre
- Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP)
- Food Park
- Rubber Park
- Industrial Area Industrial Estates(5)
Under implementation/to be taken up shortly:
- Bamboo Park.
- 3 IIDCs (one in each District, other than West Distt).
Presently, there is a multi-industry complex at Bodhjungnagar, on the outskirts of Agartala, which comprises of an Industrial Growth Centre, an EPIP, a Food Park and a Rubber Park. Besides, there are five Industrial Estates and one Industrial Area in the State. Further, a Bamboo Park at Bodhjungnagar and 3 Integrated Infrastructure Development Centres are being set up.. The infrastructure facilities at LC Stations are being upgraded, to facilitate the import/export trade with Bangladesh.