J&K: 3,141 border bunkers coming up in Rajouri; DC reviews progress

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Border Bunkers
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Rajouri (NVI): 3,141 border bunkers are coming up in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, of which 2,636 have been completed so far.

District Development Commissioner of Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan, today reviewed the progress on the construction of the bunkers in the district.

In this regard, K Shavan convened a meeting with the concerned officers of the PWD and RDD to review the progress.

The meeting was attended by the Chief Planning Officer, Mohammad Khurshid, Superintending Engineer PWD, Shahid Latief and Assistant Commissioner Development, Sushil Khajuria.

During the meeting, it was informed that in all 3,141 bunkers are coming up in the district, of which 2,636 have been completed so far.

“Out of 1,892 bunkers including 1,745 individual and 147 community bunkers being constructed by the Rural Development Department (RDD), the work on 1,497 bunkers is complete in all respects,” the meeting was told.

“The work on 93 is at foundation level, 195 at superstructure level, 82 at slab level, while construction of 25 bunkers is yet to start due to some local issues” it was further informed.

Furthermore, out of 1,241 bunkers including 1,116 in Nowshera and 125 in Rajouri being executed by the Public Works Department (PWD), the work on 1,139 bunkers is complete and rest are at different phases of execution, while work on 24 bunkers is yet to be started.

The DDC asked the concerned officers to put in all possible efforts to ensure that the set targets are achieved well in time. He also asked them to maintain the quality while executing the works on the bunkers.

In addition to this, Commissioner directed the concerned officers to ensure that the bunkers are provided to all the border inhabitants so that their lives are saved from the cross border shelling and work in double shifts to complete the work on rest of the bunkers in a time bound manner.