Assam to set up more border outposts



Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on December 18 said the state government will upgrade 50 border outposts (BOPs) with an outlay of ₹ 100 crore in the first phase of an infrastructure development scheme.

Chief Minister Sonowal said, “Roads leading to the BOPs should be made motorable for efficient management of inter-state boundary areas and successful implementation of development programmes.”

Sonowal also directed the Border Protection and Development Department to chalk out an action plan urgently for construction of quality roads and bridges for providing connectivity to remote areas.

After receiving a request from the department, the government has provided four motor cycles along with fuel and eight bicycles to each of the 100 BOPs, the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also took stock of the situation prevailing along the Indo-Bangladesh border. (PTI)

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)