Agartala: Days after ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar turned down the BMW X1 gifted by the Hyderabad District Badminton Association because of the condition of roads in the state, the Tripura government has prioritized repair of the main roads of the locality in which Dipa stays.
Agartala Municipal Corporation mayor Prafullajit Sinha said the entire stretch of road in front of Dipa’s house at Abhoynagar, connecting it to Agartala Government Medical College, will be refurbished so that the BMW can get space to come out of the garage. The government has earmarked 78 crore for the renovation of road on a priority basis, a PWD official said.
While appreciating the decision, Dipa said, “We never spoke of any road or lane for the BMW’s movement. Along with road space and quality, service and maintenance of the car are also important issues here. We have made up our mind to give up this car.”