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Over 14K shell-proof bunkers for civilians to escape Pak firing

DNDEL13721 | 1/4/2018 | Author : Ishfaq-ul-Hassan | WC :221



Srinagar: More than 14,400 shell-proof underground bunkers are being constructed to help the civilian population duck Pakistani shelling during the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu division.
Estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 415.73 crore, the network of bunkers will help civilians shield themselves during instances of cross-border shelling.
In a written reply to a starred question in the Legislative Assembly, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds the portfolio of Home department, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has accorded the sanction for the construction of 14,460 bunkers in the border districts of Jammu division.
To that end,
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