India To Build 14,460 Bunkers Along Border

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NEW DELHI: As many as 14,460 bunkers will be constructed soon along the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir to mitigate the hardships faced by the people living in border areas, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Union Minister of State for Home  said the Ministry of Home Affairs had approved a pilot project for construction of 60 bunkers at a cost of Rs 3 crore during the year 2016-17, which has since been completed.

Following the recent visit by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh to the state, the Centre had approved construction of another 14,460 bunkers at a cost of Rs 415.73 crore.

The steps have been taken to mitigate the hardships faced by people living on the International Border and Line of Control due to cross border firing.

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