The visitors gallery and surrounding area for the retreat ceremony at Attari is set for a makeover with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs sanctioning Rs 23.98 crore for a new pavilion. The sanction was accorded to Border Security Force on October 4. While initially,the proposal was for funds over Rs 30 crore,it was later downsized to expedite the sanction.
The BSF has said that sanction for a project worth Rs 30 crore or above required an approval from cabinet, a BSF official said on Tuesday.
The DIG of BSF,R P S Jaswal,said: Work on the new pavilion will be completed within 21 months after the grant of the sanction. The central public works department will execute the project.
A BSF official said the BSF will forward a separate proposal for the remaining works in six months for sanction.