India and Pakistan are agreed to construct a 100km-long bridge from Dera Baba Nanak, an Indian town, to the Pakistan-India border to facilitate Sikh pilgrims travelling to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur,Indian media reported.
Pakistani and Indian experts met at the border on Tuesday for the second round of technical talks on the Kartarpur Corridor. The Pakistani delegation comprised representatives of the foreign ministry and senior officers of the Frontier Works Organisation.
According to diplomatic sources, India made the offer because travellers faced difficulties during the monsoon season. Experts from both the sides discussed the length of the corridor in addition to the construction of roads and fencing and also matters pertaining to customs and immigration.
The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara is located on the banks of the Ravi river, about 3 or 4 km from the international border, in Pakistan. Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor, to facilitate Sikh Pilgrims to visit their holy places. Kartarpur corridor connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Pakistan’s Narowal with Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur District.
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17 August, 2019