Purnia: In order to keep an eye on the extremely porous Nepal and Bangladesh border, the Centre has decided to construct a 557 kilometres of road along the border from Betiya to Kishanganj at the cost of Rs 1700 crores.

Inspector General RK Mishra, Darbhanga Zone said on Monday, “During his Bihar visit, Union Home Secretary RK Singh has issued instructions to start the land acquisition process from November for construction of the road.”

A meeting was held at Supaul in this regard under the leadership of the Home Secretary. The pillars which went missing at the Nepal border would be installed by October 2012. Also, the numbers of SSB BPOs is to be increased from 300 to 400 along the Nepal border.

During the meeting, it was also said to increase the number of BSF forces on the Bangladesh border. Moreover, the issue of drug trafficking on the border was also discussed for which it was decided to increase the number of detective dogs and satellite phones installed on the borders to strengthen the vigilance system.