Kartarpur corridor to be fast-tracked

India on Tuesday asserted that the construction work on the Kartarpur corridor, which will allow its pilgrims to access the famed Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, will be completed expeditiously.
Giving a detailed description of the work under way, sources said a passenger terminal building, a four-lane highway and other amenities were being built at a fast pace. The response came after The Tribune newspaper carried a report suggesting that India was lagging behind, when Pakistan had completed 70% of the work. “A four-lane highway connecting zero point of the Kartarpur corridor up to National Highway 354 is being constructed by the National Highways Authority of India. Nearly 45% of the work has been completed. The road is scheduled to be completed by September 2019, 30,” said a source. The facilities on both sides of the international border could be ready by the time celebrations begin in November in Kartarpur on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/kartarpur-corridor-to-be-fast-tracked/article28337605.ece

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