Bunkers Being Constructed in Suchetgarh Sector for Residents

The government is constructing 18 bunkers in the sector to provide shelter to the people.

Published: 08th April 2016 11:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2016 11:31 PM   |  A+A-


JAMMU: Residents of border area in Suchetgarh sector here, who live in constant fear because of ceasefire violations by Pakistan, can now look forward to safe places to hide during such incidents. The government is constructing 18 bunkers in the sector to provide shelter to the people.

"A total of 18 bunkers, each spread in 560 square feet area, are being constructed in the Suchetgarh sector. Each bunker has the capacity to accommodate over 150 people," an official spokesman said. Each bunker is being constructed at a cost of Rs five  lakh, he said.

He said that the Minister for PHE Sham Lal Choudhary along with Member Parliament Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas today reviewed the construction work for these concrete bunkers being built as  part of the initiative of the Union Home Ministry to ensure safety of residents of the border areas during ceasefire violations along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LOC).

This pilot programme of the government of India is aimed at minimizing the loss of limb and life during border firing or shelling on the LoC and IB, he said.

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