East Mojo reported that India’s Steel Minister Mr Ram Chandra Prasad Singh announced plans to set up a steel stockyard at Sabroom in Tripura. Mr Singh said that “Tripura is going to be the gateway to the north-east in terms of clearance for use of Chittagong port in Bangladesh and establishment of Agartala-Akhaura rail link. The Agartala-Akhaura rail link will be further expanded because it will be possible to transport goods from West Bengal in a very short time and at low cost.”He said “Various construction works are closed during the monsoon season. Therefore, the need for stockyards has increased to avoid any kind of obstruction in the work. There were plans to build a stockyard to store steel in the Sabroom. Further discussions with ministry officials will ensure the construction of a stockyard in Sabroom.”The SEZ is being set up at an estimated cost of INR 635.5 crore at Paschim Jalefa village in Sabroom under South Tripura district with the approval of Ministry of Commerce and Industries after the NITI Aayog recommended setting up the SEZ for agro-based food processing, rubber, bamboo and textiles sectors.