BSF completes fencing of 1,800 Kilometer along Indo- Bangla border

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New Delhi, July12 (ANI): Fencing of about 1,800 kilometers along the Indo-Bangla border has been completed under Phase-II of the project, Border Security Force (BSF) issued statement informed here on Sunday.he BSF also says that infiltration and cross border movement of militancy along porous stretch of border in Meghalaya and Assam continues to raise concerns.

The statement stated that BSF had planed to complete 2,579.22 kilometer of border fencing and 1,422.45 kilometer of road construction along the border under Phase-II at a cost of Rs 4,393.67 crore by 2010.

The installation of floodlights along 2,840.90-kilometer stretch of West Bengal sector is in progress. A total of 383 border outposts would be set up within 2014, the statement says.

According to BSF, a total 41 km of 211 kilometer Bangladesh border in Tura sector and 47 kilometer out of 264 km in Shillong sector, have been fenced, while fencing construction is in progress in another 129 km in Meghalaya.

Similarly, in Assam, of the 134-kilometer border, only 46 kilometer has been sealed, while work is in progress in 31 km, stated.

Meanwhile, objection by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) has also stalled the fencing work in 55-kilometer stretch of the border where fencing cannot be erect at 150 yards from zero line.

Under phase III, BSF replaced fencing along 376 kilometer, and another 861.72 kilometer of fencing would be completed by 2010 at a cost of Rs 884 crore, the statement stated. (ANI)

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