Chidambaram reviews delivery of interceptor boats

June 18th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

P. Chidambaram New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today reviewed the delivery of interceptor boats under the coastal security scheme with the CMDs of Goa Shipyard Limited and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata.

While noting that delivery of boats has commenced from April 2009 and 13 interceptor boats have been dispatched to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Goa, Lakshadweep and Puducherry, Chidambaram underlined the need to ensure that there are no slippages in time-lines.

He also emphasized the need for proper training and placement of trained manpower/ police personnel and crewmembers for proper upkeep and running of these boats.

He also directed that six boats, which are also ready, should be dispatched without delay.

Chidambaram also met the DG, Central Public Works Department and CEOs of the National Building Construction Corporation, the National Projects Construction Corporation, the Border Roads Organisation, the Rail India Technical & Economic Services, Engineering Projects (India) Limited and Engineers India Limited to review issues relating to fencing, road construction, floodlighting, construction of Border Out-Posts along international borders particularly the borders with Bangladesh and China.

He emphasized not only the need for timely completion of all projects but also the need for ensuring quality and an effective system of external audit/third party inspections. (ANI)

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