Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on May 2 paid a visit to the Indo-Bangla border at Silchar sector in Karimganj district.
Sonowal visited Tukurgram after crossing river Kusiara and took stock of the existing barbed wire fencing along the border.
The chief minister interacted with the on-duty BSF personnel and took stock of the border security and the steps being taken to deal with nefarious activities stemmed out from the international border and other related issues.
The BSF officers apprised Sonowal of the steps being undertaken to fortify the fencing along 128 km border between the two countries. The BSF also informed that the barbed wire fencing along 118 km has already been completed and the remaining 10 km will be completed very soon.
The National Buildings Construction Corporation and Central PWD are executing the fencing works along the border between India and Bangladesh along Silchar sector.
Sonowal also assured the BSF that the state government would press in technological solutions to aid BSF’s endeavour maintain constant vigil along the border. The chief minister also interacted with the villagers at Turkugram and took stock of their health, education and connectivity issues. He also directed the inland water transport department to introduce day-night ferry services between Bhanga and Turkurgram.