Cabinet approves integrated check post on land borders

November 6th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved the setting up of integrated check posts at 13 identified entry points on land borders at a total cost of Rs.6.35 billion. The check posts will be sanitized zones with dedicated passenger and cargo terminals comprising adequate customs and immigration facilities, according to an official statement.

In addition, security and scanning equipment, health and quarantine facilities, passenger amenities like waiting areas, restaurants, rest rooms, duty-free shops, and parking warehousing are also envisaged.

The complex equipped with state-of-the-art modern amenities like banks and financial services, dormitories for drivers and all related facilities like service stations will be housed in a single compound.

A Land Port Authority of India is being established to undertake the construction and maintenance of the integrated check posts for which a Bill is being introduced in Parliament.

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