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Govt to set up 4 fast-track integrated check posts

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Jalandhar, Dec 5 (UNI) The Union Governmment has launched a Rs 382 crore project for setting up of four fast track integrated combined check posts(ICPs) along the country's international border, Union Home Secretary V K Duggal said here today.

Talking to reporters, Mr Duggal said that under the project, aimed at facility infrastructure strengthening, four joint border posts at Attari, Wagah (Punjab), Raxol, More (Manipur), Petripol (West Bengal) are being upgraded into ICPs.

Mr Duggal said that the project was the part of the present government's mega project for setting up 13 landports in different parts of the country with an investment of Rs 800 crore.

He said that the work for the upgradation of the Attari Wagah post with an investment of Rs 85 crore had already been started and now the state government was in the process of acquiring land for the purpose.

Under the project facilities of immigration and customs checking and other formalities, banks for currency exchange, guest houses and facilities for quick clearance of passengers and transport vehicles are to be created. The road infrastructure would also be strengthened.

Besides the border post, the Attari railway station would also be upgraded with investment of Rs 19 crore. 50 per cent of this amount would be incurred by the railway while equal amount would be contributed by the Home Ministry under the above project.

The preparatory ground work for above two projects had already been initiated by the Railway Integrated Technical Engineering Service (RITES).

The process and progress in land acquisition by the Punjab government would be reviewed by him at a meeting in Chandigarh tomorrow, Mr Duggal said.

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