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Over 1400 bunkers to be built in frontier areas.

The Centre has sanctioned the construction of over 14,000 bunkers at a cost of over Rs 400 crore in the frontier areas of Jammu and Kashmir to safeguard the lives of people living along the Line of Control and the international border, an official said today.

These bunkers would include 13,029 individual bunkers and 1,431 community bunkers, he added.

“Government of India has sanctioned construction of 14,460 bunkers at a cost of Rs 415.73 crore to safeguard the lives of the people living along the LoC and IB in J&K,” an official spokesman said after a review meeting here today.

The meeting chaired by Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar reviewed the progress of construction of Safety Bunkers and Evacuation Shelters along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in the Jammu region.

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