Given the “near” perpetual state of war along the line of control in Jammu, government will construct 13,000 soldier bunkers and over 1,400 community bunkers. Soldier bunkers would be 160 square feet and can hold 4 to 8 people while community bunkers would be 800 square feet and can hold 40 people. These would cost nearly Rs. 500 crores. While more might be needed, these would bring much needed relief to soldiers and the citizens of Jammu, who sometimes and suddenly have to endure days and weeks of shelling and damage to life and property.
- 9 Jan 2018