Agartala: A team of border management under the Ministry of Home Affairs is scheduled to visit Tripura on a two-day visit from Saturday to take stock of border projects and infrastructure.

A letter issued by D Roy, under secretary, government of Tripura, informed that the delegation will visit the state on Saturday from Kolkata and hold a high-level meeting with the Tripura chief secretary, officials of the Border Security Force (BSF) and other stakeholders in Agartala.

The central team will visit the border areas on Sunday by a BSF helicopter to inspect border infrastructure projects at Dhalai district, where the work of international border fencing is going on under National Project Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC).

The team will also visit the undemarcated boundary of Muhurichar river in South Tripura district where the work for single row fencing is pending for a long time. Later, the team will also visit the unfenced gaps in Sonamura sub-division under Sepahijala district.

Dr Vivek Joshi will be accompanied by Ashish Kumar, joint secretary, MHA, and RK Yadav, liaison officer, during his visit to the areas.

The border management department under the home ministry deals with the strengthening of border guarding and creation of related infrastructure, border areas development including coastal areas.

Tripura shares an 856-km long international border with neighbouring Bangladesh, of which about 67-km area is unfenced and the fencing work has been delayed due to several reasons.

Earlier in January, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had sought the intervention of the union home minister for the completion of the border fencing work in Tripura in a timely and effective manner, to which Amit Shah has assured full support.

Meanwhile, Tripura DGP has been directed to make necessary security arrangements for the guests during their stay in Tripura, while the district magistrate and collector of Dhalai, South, and Sepahijala, have been requested to make all necessary arrangements during their visit to the respective districts as per programme.

The secretary, home department, is requested to co-ordinate the entire programme of the guests, including the meeting with the chief secretary. He is also requested to arrange helicopters for the guests during their visit to the ongoing border infrastructure projects as per programme.

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