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Five ICPs on Indian borders with Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan completed

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday said that five of the seven approved Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) at five Indian border crossing points being shared with Nepal, and have been completed.

"Terminals for smooth movement of goods and people at ICP Raxaul and Jogbani on India-border, ICP Petrapole and Agartala on India-border and ICP Attari on India-border have been made functional. Work on ICP Moreh on India-border and ICP Dawki on border is in advanced stage of completion," said a statement.

The Ministry said facilities have been constructed for customs clearance, Immigration, warehouses for storage of goods, approach roads and terminal buildings to adequately handle import and export of goods and entry and exit of people at each ICP.

The information was shared after the earlier in the day reviewed the progress of ongoing ICP projects being executed by the and the under the The total approved expenditure for the seven ICPs is more than Rs 700 crore.

Expressing satisfaction at the progress of work, directed the officials to complete the pending works quickly.

He asked the officials concerned to take up construction of additional 13 ICPs at Hili, Jaigaon, Ghojadanga, Mahadipur, Changrabandha, Fulbari, Rupaidiha, Kawrpuichhuah, Panitanki, Sutarkandi, Sunauli, Banbasa and Bhithamore, and passenger terminal at Petrapole.

"Under the Border Management Division, projects have been taken up for construction of 18 coastal border outposts (BOPs)in and improvement of border floodlighting in and Some floating BOPs have also been approved in and

"Some projects which have been pending due to issues related to acquisition of land have resumed following Rajnath Singh's letters to governments of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Projects under the Border Area Development Programme to improve road and mobile connectivity in the border villages as well as imparting skills to the people living there have also made good progress," said the statement.

To improve coastal security, 121 coastal police stations have been operationalised, 30 jetties have been constructed and biometric cards have been issued to 18.5 lakh fishermen, it said.

The expressed satisfaction that the newly established has started functioning at Okha,

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 21:02 IST
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