At a time when Government of India has announced a major plan to construct both individual and community bunkers in villages close to Line of Control for preventing loss of human lives in cross border shelling, administration of Nowshera sub division has proposed construction of bunkers inside some schools that too on war footing basis.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that amid process for construction of bunkers in villages, a fresh proposal has been forwarded by Sub Divisional Administration Nowshera wherein construction of bunkers inside some schools has been termed as an immediate need to prevent any situation wherein students come under direct shelling of mortar by Pakistani side.
"Nowshera Sub division administration has proposed construction of community bunkers in some schools which fall in direct line of shelling by Pakistani side, " sources said
They divulged that schools added in the list are nine to ten in number and construction of one to two bunkers in these schools has been proposed.
Further adding, sources said that local authorities want these bunkers to be constructed at the earliest by carrying out work on war footings.
"Four months ago, a situation arose in which hundreds of students got trapped in Pak mortar shelling in these schools and many a times, these schools remain close due to shelling and authorities are regularly fearing same situation in these schools in which student got stuck " sources said and disclosed that to prevent any such situation and to ensure that both students and staff remains safe when Pakistani side starts sudden firing and shelling, these bunkers have been proposed by local administration and district administration is expected to make a call on it soon.
"We are constructing bunkers in villages and a plan to construct some bunkers in LoC area schools is also under consideration" a senior officer of Rajouri administration confirmed.