AGARTALA: Construction of the barbed wire fencing on a stretch of 3.8 km along the Indo-Bangla border along Sabroom still remains uncertain as the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has taken a stubborn attitude over it causing serious problem for the residents of the bordering town.
The work started 17 years ago in 2003 was from Ailmara to Katanalchera via Mandirghat, Amtali and Dasmighat on the bank of River Feni. But the construction work stopped soon after the BGB raised objection claiming that it is violating border agreement between the two countries. Initially the Government of India took a strong stand but subsequently stopped the work to avoid misunderstanding. Since then the issue was discussed at various levels of bipartite meetings and even at the Prime Ministerial level. However, the situation has remained the same. A contractor was also engaged for the construction of the fencing but he left the work following inordinate delay. Presently the task of constructing the fencing lies with the State Public Works Department.