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Bid to make Tripura model State: Deb
 AGARTALA, Feb 16 - The BJP-IPFT Government in the State wants to make Tripura a model State by the next three years, said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

 “The new Government has been trying to change the industrial scene, boost the IT sector, and develop education and healthcare in order to tap the State’s potential,” Deb said while speaking at a programme, MILAAP-2.0, at the Pranja Bhavan here.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been trying hard to transform Tripura. “The Agartala-Sabroom national highway has been developed at a cost of Rs 900 crore. A sum of Rs 1,500 crore has been sanctioned for two national highways. This initiative will improve the State’s connectivity,” the Chief Minister said.

He reiterated that the Government is working on a mission mode to make Tripura an IT hub. “Around 12,000 IT professionals from the State are working in various cities of the country. They are interested in returning home if an IT hub is developed. We hope an IT vision document will be prepared shortly,” he said.

Deb claimed that the State’s revenue collection has increased by 25 per cent during the past 11 months, which considered a big leap in making Tripura self-reliant. “The revenue collection has swelled to Rs 1,790 crore till February 2019 from Rs 1,422 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal,” he added.

The Chief Minister also highlighted the development in rail connectivity in the State during the past four-and-a-half years. “Besides bringing Belonia to the country’s BG rail network, the Rajdhani Express, Tripura Sundari Express, Deoghar Express and Humsafar Express have come to the State,” he pointed out.

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