Work on Kartarpur corridor enters in completion phase

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NAROWAL: The work on Kartarpur Corridor has entered in its completion phase, authorities in charge of the construction work said.

According to details, the work on six pillars of the corridor is remaining while the construction to extend the premises of Darbar Baba Guru Nanak is underway.

The premises of Darbar will be extended up to 350 feet after the construction, authorities said.

A separate building to accommodate immigration staff is also being built, meanwhile, the construction of check-in counter and waiting area for Sikh pilgrims is soon to be completed.

Last moth, technical experts from India and Pakistan had met at the Zero Point of the Kartarpur Corridor to discuss and finalise the modalities of the corridor. Various matters, including border fencing and construction of road, had come under discussion.

The Kartarpur Corridor will provide visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib – a small town in Narowal, four kilometres from the Pakistan-India border, where Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life.

Pakistan is expected to inaugurate the corridor within this year on the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.

 

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