BADARPUR, Dec 18 � Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik on Monday inspected the Indo-Bangla border areas in Karimganj district.
Accompanied by high officials of the district including the higher-ups of BSF and police, the Governor inspected Karkhanaput to Sutarkandi, Jabainpur, Mobarakpur and Karimganj Bisarjan ghat.
Talking to mediapersons, the Governor said that steps are being taken to seal the Indo-Bangla border areas in Dhubri and Karimganj districts. He said that an electrical bridge is being constructed at present to seal the open border areas at Dhubri and Sishumara.
He said that the government has decided to construct the electric bridge as it is not possible to seal the open border areas by setting up BOPs and barbed wire fencing. The electrical bridge between Dhubri and Sishumara is 49.34 meters long.
Further, the State Government has decided to construct border roads and barbed wire fencing at Singimari and Sishumara in Dhubri district, the Governor said and added that State Government will set up five new police battalions of which four will be deployed at Dhubri and one at Karimganj to guard the border areas along with the Border Security Force.
The Governor also stressed for rail communication between Karimganj-Mahisashan and Kulaora of Bangladesh.
Earlier, on his arrival at Karimganj by helicopter, the Governor was received by Debeswar Malakar, DC, Karimganj, AC Thaprial, IG, BSF and other senior high officials of the district administration and BSF. He was also given a guard of honour by the Karimganj district police administration.