*DC Rajouri conducts a whirlwind tour of forward LoC areas *

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_Inspection of Border Bunkers conducted_

Rajouri Feb.22: Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad today visited forward areas of LoC in Nowshera and Sunderbani sector to take the first-hand appraisal from local populace in view of frequent cease fire violations and shelling in past few days.

The DC was accompanied by senior superintendent of police, Yougal Manhas, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nowshera Vinod Bhel, Executive engineers of PWD, PHE, PDD, Assistant Director FCS& CA, Mohd Mukhtar, Tehsildar Nowshera, Block Development officer Nowshera, Sheetal Sharma, ARTO Neeraj Sharma, and inspector MVD Rajeev Bhasin.
During the visit, the Deputy Commissioner interacted with the affected people from cross border shelling.

The Deputy Commissioner was apprised of several issues like immediate constructions of new individual and community bunkers, proper rehabilitation of border people who are forced to leave their house during cease fire violations and have to stay at relief centres. They also demanded deputation of special veterinary doctors for treatment of injured livestock. In this regard, decision has been taken to operate Veterinary sub centre on temporary basis. Regarding construction of bunkers, Deputy Commissioner informed that 145 community and individual bunkers in Nowshera region and 20 more in Sunderbani are at different phases of execution.

Moreover, DDC also took the first-hand appraisal of the measures being put in place to provide necessary help to the affected people. He also directed the officers to station at headquarters to redress the problems of the people and ensure the provision of all the basic amenities so that the people do not face any hardship. Deputy Commissioner also inquired about the the contingency plan for setting up of the relief centres if required in wake of any further intensification along the LoC.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner also visited the construction sites of bunkers along LoC being executed by the PWD in the areas which experienced repeatedly ceasefire violation. These Bunkers include the community as well as individual and the concerned executing agency was directed to speed up the work for early completion of bunkers.

It is pertinent to mention here that 23 villages in Nowshera are affected during the cross border shelling out of which 12 are severely affected. In Sunderbani 6 villages are vulnerable.

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