14,000 civilian bunkers set to come up along LoC, IB

14,000 civilian bunkers set to come up along LoC, IB

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Jammu, January 8 (KMW): The union government has sanctioned construction of 14,460 individual and community bunkers at a cost of Rs 415.73 crore along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) for border residents facing Pakistani shelling in Jammu division.

According to officials, 13,029 individual bunkers and 1,431 community bunkers would be constructed in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri sectors.

While the 160 square feet individual bunker would be able to accommodate eight people, the capacity of the 800 square feet community bunker would be 40.

Talking to reporters on Sunday, BJP MP from Poonch, Jugal Sharma, said 120 community and 1200 individual bunkers would be constructed in Jammu alone.

 

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