India Plans New Waterway Connectivity in Tripura
15 February 2022
The Government of India will create a new waterway connectivity on the Gomati river in Tripura that will facilitate improved trade and movement between Bangladesh and India, and ease transport bottlenecks in the country’s northeastern region. Passenger and cargo vessels will use the new route once opened. Southern Tripura is strategically situated around 75 kilometers away from the international sea port of Chattogram in Bangladesh.
The Government will allocate Rs 25 crore (around $3.3 million) to build the necessary infrastructure. A memorandum of understanding to build the necessary infrastructure was signed by the Inland Waterways Authority of India, the Land Port Authority of India, and the Government of Tripura.