Submitted by Supratim-Sanyal on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:28.
By Ravinder Singh
The author is Director (M&C), PIB, New Delhi.
New Delhi, April 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / PIB India) The
Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), in the year 2006, approved ‘in
principle’ the setting up of Integrated Check Posts at 13 locations and
Land Ports Authority of India as a statutory body. Integrated Check
Posts are being constructed as a Plan scheme with an initial outlay of
Rs. 635 crore during the 11th Five Year Plan. In the initial phase, 13
Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) were envisaged at major designated
entry/exit points along India’s international land border. Of these, 7
ICPs are to be constructed in Phase I and 6 ICPs in Phase II. ICP Attari
is the first to be completed. The other six ICPs planned in the first
phase are, Raxaul and Jogbani in Bihar, Agartala (Tripura), Petrapole
(West Bengal), Dawki (Meghalya) and Moreh (Manipur).