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Centre to repair NH-44 in on �war-footing�

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NEW DELHI, June 29 - The Union Government has said it will repair National Highway-44 in Tripura on �war footing� to improve connectivity in the State.

The assurance comes a day after Tripura Government sought the Centre�s intervention to repair a highway stretch to ensure supply of essential commodities to the State.

�I have instructed officials to work on war footing to fix NH-44 so as to improve connectivity to Tripura,� Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted on Tuesday.

The NH-44 constitutes Shillong-Passi-C288 Badarpur- Agartala Sabroom section.

�I would be monitoring the progress of this highway on a fortnightly basis,� the Minister said in another tweet.

On Monday, Tripura PWD Minister Badal Chowdhury had urged the Centre for immediate repair of a portion of National Highway as thousands of trucks carrying essential commodities for Tripura were stranded due to poor condition of the road.

�If such condition continues for a few more days, the State would face acute crisis of essential commodities and fuel. I have urged the Central Government to take urgent steps to immediately repair the National Highway and create a situation for bringing essential commodities through neighbouring Bangladesh,� Chowdhury had said. � PTI

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Centre to repair NH-44 in on �war-footing�

NEW DELHI, June 29 - The Union Government has said it will repair National Highway-44 in Tripura on �war footing� to improve connectivity in the State.

The assurance comes a day after Tripura Government sought the Centre�s intervention to repair a highway stretch to ensure supply of essential commodities to the State.

�I have instructed officials to work on war footing to fix NH-44 so as to improve connectivity to Tripura,� Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted on Tuesday.

The NH-44 constitutes Shillong-Passi-C288 Badarpur- Agartala Sabroom section.

�I would be monitoring the progress of this highway on a fortnightly basis,� the Minister said in another tweet.

On Monday, Tripura PWD Minister Badal Chowdhury had urged the Centre for immediate repair of a portion of National Highway as thousands of trucks carrying essential commodities for Tripura were stranded due to poor condition of the road.

�If such condition continues for a few more days, the State would face acute crisis of essential commodities and fuel. I have urged the Central Government to take urgent steps to immediately repair the National Highway and create a situation for bringing essential commodities through neighbouring Bangladesh,� Chowdhury had said. � PTI

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