Modern technology scanners will soon be introduced at Attari integrated check post (ICP) at the Indo-Pak border as the Centre has given green signal to the measures being taken to enhance security here.
Disclosing this, Rajya Sabha member Shwait Malik on Sunday said, “ICP is crucial for India as it trades with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkmenistan through Attari Indo-Pak border and goods worth crore of rupees are imported and exported from here.”
He said in the absence of modern technology, the employees have to go for checking of the trucks manually. “As manual checking takes time, the trucks have to wait for long at ICP and bear financial loss,” Malik said, adding that scanners are the need of the hour.
Malik further said that the issue had been taken up with the external affairs minister Rajnath Singh and minister of state Kiran Rijiju. “Taking quick action, they directed the authorities concerned to set up the scanners. Soon, the tenders will be finalised,” he added.
“Contract of replacing old CCTV cameras and installing boom barriers has already been given and the public works department is also constructing a shed of 1,034 square metres,” Malik said.