AGARTALA: Survey work for construction of a new road to connect the Mizoram State capital Aizawl with Kanchanpur in North Tripura district via Jampui Hills has been started on Saturday in the presence of senior officials of Public Works Department and Forest departments. The proposed road is actually an extension of the existing National Highway No 44. Presence of the Forest officials becomes necessary during the survey as almost the entire road from Jampui to Aizawl will go through deeply forested areas and is presumed that there might be a need to destroy a large number of trees which may cost Rs five crore.
At present the road connecting Jampui Hills with the sub-divisional Head Quarter Kanchanpur is in a dilapidated condition and from Jampui to Aizawl there is only a pedestrian strip. If the proposed road is constructed, the residents of Jampui hills will be able to reach Kanchanpur and Aizawl easily.
People of Jampui need to visit Kanchanpur frequently for any administrative work and it is the nearest urban centre for them. On the other hand, people of Jampui Hills have a close affinity with Aizawl as most of the residents of the hills are Mizos.
Bibrata Marak, Forest Range Officer of Kanchanpur who is a member of the survey team, said as per the proposal the single-lane road connecting Jampui with Kanchanpur will be converted to double lane and in many places the hilly curves will be smoothened. Similar step will be taken in case of the Jampui-Aizawl part also.
The proposed road also will make movement from Agartala or other parts of Tripura to Aizawl easier.
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