Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has constructed 7433 bunkers for the villagers living near the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border in Jammu region, where border skirmishes between the armies of the two nuclear countries occur.
The details of the border constructions were shared in a meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma with district administrations of border districts, an official spokesperson said Wednesday.
In the meeting, he said it was informed that a total of 7433 bunkers have been completed so far in the division including 6521 individual bunkers and 912 community bunkers.
“In all 1522 community and individual bunkers have been completed in district Samba, 1098 in district Jammu, 1427 in district Kathua, 2483 in district Rajouri and 911 in district Poonch”, the meeting , according to the official spokesperson was told.
“It was further informed that remaining bunkers are also at different stages of construction,” he added.
The official spokesperson said that the ADC while giving district wise details regarding the progress on construction of bunkers, said that of the total 1320 bunkers (1200 individual, 120 community) in Jammu district 1098 bunkers (994 individual, 104 community) have been completed so far.
“In Samba, of the total 2130 bunkers (1982 individual, 148 community) 1522 bunkers (1512 individual, 10 community) have been completed by executing agencies PWD and RDD. Similarly, in Kathua, of the total 2126 bunkers (1956 individual, 170 community) 1427 bunkers (1343 individual, 84 community) have been completed,” the official spokesperson said.
In the meeting, he said it was further apprised that in Rajouri, of the total 3141 bunkers (2806 individual, 335 community) 2483 bunkers (2264 individual, 219 community) have been completed till date, while in Poonch of the total 1188 bunkers (500 individual, 688 community) 903 bunkers (408 individual, 495 community) have been completed so far.
He said that the Div Com directed the concerned officers for close monitoring the construction of bunkers.
“He also directed the executing agencies to expedite the pace of work for timely completion of construction of individual and community bunkers,” the official spokesperson said.
“The officers from the districts apprised the Div Com about the progress of works on the under construction individual and community bunkers in their respective districts,” he added.
The meeting was attended by ADC Jammu Dr. Tahir Firdous, Executive Engineers of executing agencies, while the officers of Kathua, Samba, Rajouri and Poonch attended the meeting through video conferencing.
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