GUWAHATI, April 27 - More than 35 new inter-state border outposts are expected to come up soon in the State in order to add teeth to the existing security system, and monitor the development along the border with the neighbouring States.
Several border districts had placed the requirement for additional BOPs, which, according to Assam Police sources, would soon be materialized. Of these two would be constructed under the supervision of the Assam Police Housing Corporation in Kamrup and Hailakandi.
According to information, there are at present 80-odd BOPs functioning along the inter-State border of the State, which is manned by neutral forces as well as Assam Police.
Top Assam Police sources said that of the proposals, the government has already sanctioned seven � out of which work is in progress for the construction of two.
Assam shares a 2,743.10-km inter-State border with seven States, including Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and West Bengal. The longest stretch of border is with Meghalaya, which is followed by Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
�All the new BOPs will be manned by forces from the Assam Police battalion. However, the size of concentration of manpower has not been decided yet,� sources said.