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J-K: 400 additional bunkers sanctioned for border residents in Poonch, Rajouri

ANI | Updated: Mar 02, 2019 18:06 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar 02 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday sanctioned additional 400 individual bunkers for Poonch and Rajouri districts in view of the heightened cross-border shelling from Pakistan
The two districts will get 200 additional bunkers each.
The Government has directed the concerned officials to ensure speedy construction of these bunkers. The funds for bunkers will be given to the District Collectors through the Rural Development Department.
The bunkers will get built in the next one month as per the prescribed specifications.
According to the locals, the bunkers have been proved to be an effective response to cross-border shelling.
Mohinder Lal, a local told ANI, "Pakistan has been firing since the last 5-6 days, which has left a woman injured. Many houses have been destroyed because of this. Workers are having problems in building bunkers due to constant firing."
Another local named Subhash said: "Schools have been shut as Pakistan has been firing since the last 5-6 days."
Similar concerns were shared by another local Bhagat Singh, who said: "The development of bunkers should be done as soon as possible so that the students are safe."
On Friday, Pakistan had violated ceasefire at various places along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, which affected nearby areas, such as Mendhar and Krishna Ghati sectors of Rajouri and Poonch’ Balakot. (ANI)