The Airports Authority of India just lately introduced that Agartala’s Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport (MBB) can be working flights to Bangkok by means of Guwahati, and Chittagong and Dhaka, Bangladesh, sooner or later. Positioned 20 km north of Tripura, the airport is the second busiest within the northwestern area of India.
Which means the MBB airport is the third worldwide airport within the northeast after the Guwahati airport in Assam and Bir Tikendrajit Worldwide Airport in Imphal, Manipur.
The MBB airport was inaugurated on January 4 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The airport’s first flight got here in from Kolkata with 143 passengers on board.
The airport noticed the commissioning of a brand new terminal constructing.A cultural operate was additionally held right here throughout that occasion, and the well-known Hojagiri tribal folks dance was staged by tribal ladies.
The airport price a complete of INR 500 crore, and the brand new terminal has been designed to carry 1500 passengers, with 200 worldwide passengers at peak hours. The brand new terminal constructing is being touted as the most effective within the northeast area, and has all trendy facilities.
The airport was earlier often known as Singerbill Airport, and was renamed solely in July 2018. The airport sees a large footfall of Bangladeshi vacationers who come to journey the nation. The airport is provided with all trendy facilities and is upto the worldwide requirements.
In line with an announcement by historian and author, Pannalal Roy, “Through the Second World Battle, King Bir Bikram supported and helped the Allied powers, particularly Nice Britain. He deployed a contingent of the Tripura Military to help Nice Britain. Throughout that point Agartala, Kailashahar and different airports had been constructed to facilitate the Allied powers.”