Floating aluminum fence to come up along Bangla border
The BSF is working on a project to erect a floating fence made of aluminium to plug holes along the large riverine West Bengal- Bangladesh border. The 'pilot project' for erecting this light-weight fence, half submerged in water, is underway in the <g data-gr-id="20">Gojadanga</g> border area near here where both the land and riverine International Border (IB) between the two countries meet at a place called <g data-gr-id="21">Panitar</g>.
"The project is being undertaken by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) in the border areas. The force is using various technical gadgets and techniques to secure this border which has a large percentage of riverine areas and is more difficult to guard as compared to the land areas," BSF Inspector General (South Bengal Frontier) Sandeep Salunke said.