Integrated check post on Bangla border planned

Press Trust of India Agartala | Updated on May 16, 2011 Published on May 16, 2011

The Union Home Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, will lay the foundation stone for an Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Akhaura near Indo-Bangla border tomorrow, official sources said.

The Rs 60-crore ICP will have terminal buildings for passenger, modern facilities of immigration and weigh bridges, scanning equipment, currency exchange booths, cargo process building, banks and other public utilities, the sources said.

The Tripura Chief Minister, Mr Manik Sarkar, and the Secretary of Border Management, Mr A.E. Ahmad, and the Bangladesh High Commissioner in India, Mr T.A. Karim, will be present at the programme.

Security has been beefed up in the entire capital town and the State Chief Secretary, Mr S.K. Panda, and the DGP, Mr Saleem Ali, have visited the site to supervise security arrangements there.

After laying the ICP foundation stone, Mr Chidambaram will review the law and order situation and border management with the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary and DGP at Rajbhavan. He will leave for Aizawl on May 18, sources said.

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Published on May 16, 2011
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