Fencing of India-Bangladesh border in progress, says Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Nov.1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday informed that 11 kilometres of fencing and 15 kms of road works were completed in phase II and 17 kms of fencing was replaced in phase III at the India-Bangladesh border while 59.73 kms of formation works and 3.23 kms of surfacing works were completed in October on India-China border.

Chidambaram while presenting the Home Ministry's report card for the month of October here said: " Eleven kilometres of fencing and 15 kms of road works were completed in October, 2010 under phase II of the project, 17 kms of fencing was replaced in October, 2010 under phase III of the project. Poles for floodlighting were erected on a length of 50 kms and cables were laid on 10 kms during the month of October, 2010."

On the India-China Border, the Home Minister informed that 59.73 kms of formation works and 3.23 kms of surfacing works were completed in October, 2010. "The construction of Sugar Point - Lapcha road (7.55 kms) in Himachal Pradesh was also completed in October, 2010," he stated.

On the issue of coastal security, Mr. Chidambaram informed that one boat was delivered in October, 2010 by Goa Shipyards Limited. In addition, 13 boats are ready for delivery including seven boats for Andaman and Nicobar. "Against a delivery target of 180 boats up to October, 2010, 159 boats have been delivered. We have been assured that the shortfall will be made up and all the contracted 204 boats will be delivered by January, 2011 as against original target date of December, 2010," he stated. (ANI)

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