Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Construction of roads and flood lights along Indo-Bangladesh border

The budget allocation is Rs. 50 Crore each for floodlight work and road work along Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB) for the financial year 2017-18. During 2017-18, an expenditure of Rs. 7.97 Crore for border roads and Rs. 6.06 Crore for border floodlight have been incurred by construction agencies along IBB.
Total 1181 Border Out Posts are held along IBB.
About 3004 km stretch along the Indo-Bangladesh Border has been covered by physical barriers. The balance border is covered by day & night patrolling, Ambush/Nakas, special operations, usage of force multipliers like high-tech surveillance equipments, Hand Held Thermal Imager (HHTI), improvised methods, etc.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question by Smt. Ranee Narah in the Rajya Sabha today.


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