UPA govt emphasis on proper border management in NE

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Shillong, Oct 25 (UNI) The ruling Congress-led UPA government has evolved a border management policy through fencing and building up of a suitable border infrastructure in the NE region of the country, according to an official statement today.

The work of fencing along the India-Bangladesh border, as part of the border management policy, had been given greater focus. Around 2,500 km of the border has been fenced of a total sanctioned length of 3,284 kms.

Besides, important link roads on the Indian side of the border had been identified for development as well as floodlighting, the release stated.

To improve infrastructure at the major entry points on the borders, the government had approved setting up of the Land Ports Authority of India for overseeing construction, management and maintenance of Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) at identified entry points on borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.

13 such Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) would be constructed, with seven in the Bangladesh border and one in the Myanmar border.

Petrapole on the Bangladesh border and Moreh on the Myanmar border would be developed in Phase I, it informed.

The ICPs would have all regulatory agencies like customs, immigration, security and support facilities like parking, warehousing and banking in one complex with all modern amenities.

Measures for effective border management like additional raising in Border Guarding Forces, deployment of SSB on Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders, effective coordination mechanism between the various Central and State agencies, deployment of hi-tech electronic surveillance equipment on the international borders and creation of border infrastructure are being implemented.

UNI

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