Cabinet approves infra projects for armed forces
The cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved construction of office and residential buildings, and border out-posts at various establishments of the Armed Border Force during the 12th Five Year Plan at the cost of Rs3,510.07 crore. This includes construction of barracks and non-residential buildings.
In addition, the cabinet also approved construction of 2,000 houses and 10 barracks at 12 sites at an estimated cost of Rs413.88 crore.
The approval will address one of the main concerns of the Armed Border Force for providing authorised infrastructure.
In a separate approval, the cabinet sanctioned Rs969.96 crore for construction of infrastructure at various establishments of Assam Rifles during the 12th Five Year Plan. Out of this total outlay, Rs752.42 crore would be used for residential and office buildings, whereas Rs217.54 crore will be spent under EPC mode for housing projects.
This includes construction of 113 barracks, eight hospitals and 180 other office buildings. In addition, 840 houses are also approved to be constructed under EPC housing project at six sites at an estimated cost of Rs217.54 crore.