BY TC News Desk
Agartala: August 03. Chief Minister Prof. Dr Manik Saha on Thursday chaired a review meeting to inspect the current status of the process of launching international flight services on the Agartala-Chittagong route of Bangladesh.
Sources said that a high-level meeting was held today at the Secretariat under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha on the current status of the process of launching international flight services on the Agartala-Chittagong route.
“The Chief Minister presided over a meeting to review the state government’s actions towards initiating international flight services on the Agartala-Chittagong route. During the meeting, it was announced that the State Cabinet has approved the launch of international flight services on the Agartala-Chittagong route, as the State Government is committed to declaring the Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport as an international airport,” the source said.
In the same meeting, the Chief Minister instructed DGP Amitabha Ranjan to take the necessary steps to appoint 17 security personnel at the Bureau of Immigration of MBB Airport, as per the request received from the Union Home Ministry.
“Additionally, the Chief Minister directed the Secretary of the Home and Transport Department of Tripura to implement measures in accordance with the instructions from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Chief Minister also urged officials from the concerned departments to expedite all processes required for launching international flight services on the Agartala-Chittagong route,” the source added.
Chief Secretary JK Sinha, who was also present in the meeting, stated that the State Transport Department has made significant efforts to commence international air services from Agartala to Chittagong.
“The State Government has formally requested the Ministry of Civil Aviation to declare MBB Airport as an international airport and facilitate international air services between Agartala and Chittagong, Bangladesh. Furthermore, the Ministry of Home Affairs has been approached to take the necessary steps in declaring Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport as an immigration check post,” the source confirmed.
The chief secretary informed that the issue of setting up immigration check post at MBB airport is currently under the consideration of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
During the meeting Transport Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, Transport Department Secretary Uttam Kumar Chakma, Home Department Secretary Sharadindu Chowdhury and Transport Department Commissioner Subrata Chowdhury were also present in the meeting.