Govt for expediting construction of bunkers along IB

Govt for expediting construction of bunkers along IB

Jammu Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma passed the directive on Tuesday at a meeting convened to review the progress on construction of bunkers here, a government official said.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked authorities concerned to chalk out a strategy to expedite work on construction of bunkers along the International Border (IB) for the safety of the people in Jammu division, officials said today. 

Jammu Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma passed the directive on Tuesday at a meeting convened to review the progress on construction of bunkers here, a government official said. 

The Centre had sanctioned the construction of 14,460 individual and community bunkers at a cost of 415.73 crore along the Line of Control (LoC) and the IB last year.

While 7,298 bunkers would be constructed along the LoC in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri, 7,162 bunkers would be constructed along the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts.