The New Integrated Terminal Building, or NITB, of Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala opened today with the first flight arriving at 10 am. A water cannon salute was given to the first flight. The big and advanced airport began its services today after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 4.
During the inaugural event of the new airport terminal building, PM Modi said Tripura has a potential to become the gateway of the north-east region and usher in all-around development. This airport will help to achieve this goal, PM Modi had said.
The commissioning of new airport terminal was attended by Union Minister Pratima Bhoumik. Ms Bhoumik told reporters she was delighted to be a part of this historic moment and fortunate to travel among the first passengers.
She expressed happiness over the commissioning of NITB for the people of Tripura and said that very soon international flights will start to Dhaka and Bangkok from here.