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Govt to build 14,460 bunkers for JK border dwellers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 14,460 bunkers will be constructed along the and the International Border in and to mitigate the hardships faced by border dwellers, the was informed today.

of State for Home Hansraj said the 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 of to the state, the Centre had approved construction of another 14,460 bunkers at a cost of Rs 415.73 crore, he said in reply to a written question.

Ahir added that the steps have been taken to mitigate the hardships faced by people living on the International Border and due to cross border firing.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:25 IST