Jammu, April 30 Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday reviewed the progress of bunker construction for border residents and the status of ex gratia relief paid to victims of border shelling.
A statement issued by the state Raj Bhawan said: “In a meeting held at Raj Bhavan, Governor Satya Pal Malik, the Governor was informed that 10,260 bunkers are to be constructed in the border districts of Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Rajouri and Poonch.
“These are being executed by the Public Works Department and Rural Development Department. To date 2,041 bunkers have been constructed and a work plan has also been prepared to accomplish the remaining assignment in a time-bound manner.
“The Governor expressed satisfaction over the progress in execution, observing that in the past the construction of bunkers had remained sluggish which has gained traction during the recent months.”