GUWAHATI, Dec 18 - The State government is all set to launch a scheme for the infrastructural development of the Border Out Posts (BOPs).
Under the scheme, barracks will also be built adjacent to the BOPs for the convenience of the men in uniform.
Chairing a meeting of the Home and Border Protection and Development Department here on Friday, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that for the efficient management of inter-state boundary areas and making the border areas development programmes successful, roads leading to the BOPs need to be made motorable.
In the first phase of the scheme 50 BOPs will be upgraded. Subsequently other BOPs of the State will be covered under the scheme.
He asked the Border Protection and Development Department to chalk out action plan on an emergent basis for construction of good quality roads and bridges to reach out even to the impregnable areas.
In the meeting, the senior officers of Home, Border Protection and Development Department apprised the Chief Minister of the prevailing condition along the border areas. Sonowal harping on the importance of solving all outstanding boundary issues with the neighbouring states amicably through dialogue, asked the senior officers of the departments to have regular talks with their counterparts.
Sonowal also took stock of the situation prevailing along the Indo-Bangla border that Assam shares with the neighbouring country along with the NRC exercise.