Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has built 357 barracks and 156 rooms in the past three years to relocate security forces from various government and private buildings, officials said here on Monday.
   
The infrastructures have been developed at 53 locations across the state to help in relocation of the forces from places like educational institutes, government and private establishments, they said.
   
Three battalions have also been de-inducted from the Valley and 39 security bunkers have been removed from public places in Srinagar, the officials said.
   
As per official records, of the 1,867 buildings under occupation of the security forces in the state, 1,561 are private houses and 306 are government buildings.
   
The officials said the state government has chalked out a comprehensive programme to shift these forces and in the last eight years, 1,342 buildings have been vacated.
   
Steps are also being taken to reduce the presence of security forces, particularly in urban areas, they said.

(Agencies)