Agartala is the capital city of one of our eastern most states of India, Tripura. Even with much smaller vehicle numbers the city is witnessing increase in pollution levels and severe congestion. The city is built for walking and cycling and buses. The city must retain its strength and not let cars take over the space.

Agartala plans to be a CNG run city by 2013 and is also promoting battery operated vehicles. First generation reforms to improve fuel quality and enforce EURO norms have been successfully implemented.

AGARTALA, April 12

Aiming at making the State capital a solar city, the Tripura government is preparing a report to make mandatory the use of this alternate form of energy.

The efforts of ONGC, Tripura Asset to quadruple its gas production target to 6 MMSCMD by 2012 got a major boost with the conversion of 933 sq km Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) area to the oil giant.

This will facilitate the Asset to further intensify the exploration activities in the State, according to an official release.



Tripura Renewable Energy Agency (TREA) has adopted an ambitious plan for producing low-cost electricity. As part of the plan, one solar hybrid project has been installed on top of the Vigyan Bhavan recently. The project that was established at a cost of Rs 5 lakh is unique in nature as it uses both wind and sunlight to generate power. The project has been producing two-kilo watt power each day by using wind as well as Sun, said Subhash Chowdhury, Director of TREA here on Tuesday.

Agartala has just one dump yard to cater to its 4 lakh residents