BY TC News Desk
Agartala: October 07 : In a significant stride towards decongesting the Agartala city and enhancing the cleanliness and beauty of its market areas, Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha is set to inaugurate the state-of-the-art Fish Transhipment Yard located at Negicherra on October 12.
Addressing a press conference, Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation, Dipak Majumder said that the ambitious project, aimed at streamlining the influx of fish from outside the state, will specially target the big markets of the state especially Battala and Maharaj Ganja Bazar areas.
“These markets have long witnessed traffic snarls and unhygienic conditions due to the unloading of fish-laden lorries within the city. After extensive consultations with market committee members, a strategic location on the outskirts of Agartala was identified for the transhipment plant. The government has allocated a budget of Rs 3.5 crore for the construction of this facility”, he said.
Mayor further said that in addition to the transhipment infrastructure, provisions have been made for the accommodation and sustenance of out-of-state visitors transporting fish.
“Now the truck drivers don’t need to come to Agartala city to unload the fish which creates massive traffic congestion and polluting the city. They will enter the transhipment plant and from there the fish sellers will bring the fish using a small good laden car. For the drivers we have arranged well-equipped rooms, CCTV surveillance, and a dedicated security team has been put in place to ensure a safe and convenient experience for all stakeholders. A society has also been formed to oversee the operations and address any concerns that may arise. Notably, this initiative is set to alleviate the longstanding challenges faced by truck drivers who previously struggled to find suitable parking spaces on city roads” he told reporters.