Rajasthan News: As the assembly polls in Rajasthan approach, security measures along the border with Haryana have intensified. Residents of Rampura village in Churu district, which shares its border with Haryana’s Nangal village, have recently encountered changes in their daily routine. They must now navigate police check posts when crossing the border for routine activities, subject to questioning by law enforcement officials.
Fortified Border and Enhanced Collaboration
With November 25th set as the election date, the Rajasthan government has taken significant steps to fortify the border. Senior police officials from both states have been engaging in more frequent meetings to share information about wanted criminals. The government has established 13 police check posts across three police station areas in Churu district, all located along the border with Haryana. These check posts are primarily designed to boost security and monitor the movement of vehicles crossing the border. CCTV cameras have also been installed at these posts to ensure constant surveillance.
Impact on Cross-Border Activities
Fuel Shopping and Economic Implications
Residents from this region of Rajasthan have traditionally traveled to Haryana to purchase petrol and diesel at lower prices. In fact, petrol stations just beyond the Nangal check post in Haryana frequently advertise their competitive fuel prices, often with signs that say ‘Petrol, diesel Rajasthan se sasta’ (Petrol and diesel are cheaper here than in Rajasthan). While these border-area Haryana petrol stations have profited from customers arriving from Rajasthan, the revenue loss has not been a major concern for the Rajasthan government. The primary focus now is on ensuring the safety and security of the state, especially with the upcoming elections.