Baramulla: On Tuesday, the construction of underground community bunkers has commenced along the Line of Control (LoC) at villages in Uri in the Baramulla district to protect the local residents from attacks during the unjust ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
The officials in charge of the construction said that the bunkers will be fitted with all facilities, comprising of two rooms and a washroom, to ensure a stay for several days. The construction of the community bunkers will cost about Rs 10 lac each.
Javaid Ahmad, Junior Engineer, Roads and Buildings department said “we will construct 18 community bunkers in Boniyar and Uri areas out of which construction work of six is currently underway.”
Ahmad further said, “This is the first time that bunkers are being built in the Uri tehsil. The people from here had been demanding for bunkers for long since it is a border area and the situation here can turn bad anytime.”
“We have to construct 18 bunkers in total, work on six is currently underway. The tender process of others is being completed. We will hopefully, complete it soon and this will give protection to the people of this area,” he added.
The local residents along the borders of Uri thanked the Indian government for rendering their abiding demand.
“We are very thankful for the Indian government for fulfilling our demand. This is a great start but we need more such bunkers to be made at the houses of people in this area,” Manzoor Ahmad, Sarpanch of Ward five said.