BY TC News Desk
Agartala: January 04. After a long wait of 10 years, Tripura has finally got its first Science City in Agartala which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Wednesday.
After inaugurating the first science city which set up in Siddhi Asram area around 8km away from Agartala, Chief Minister Dr Saha said, “It’s a happy day. No one ever thought that in Tripura also a science city will be set up here. We have never thought that Tripura too get a broad gauge railway station which is a beautiful railway station in the country. I want to thank finance minister Jishnu Dev Varma. Through this science city children can learn about science with fun. Without science development is not possible.”
Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma said Smart City without Science City is impossible.
“Whenever I visit my assembly constituency, I used to notice an building here. When I was appointed as a minister of Science and technology in 2019, I get to know this building was constructed for setting up Science City. That time only 30 percent work was done and the building was full covered with bushes. When I brought the DPR, found that fund which was sanctioned was finish. I took the initiative to set up the Science City with full-fledged and now we are inaugurating it within three years. ”, said Dev Varma.
Entry fee of the ‘Science City’ has been divided as Rs 30, Rs 20 and Rs 10 for general visitors, school students visiting as general public and school students in group with application from headmaster, headmistress or principal, respectively.