December 31, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh/Lahore: A report in Pakistan Observer notes that the constriction work at the site of Kartarpur corridor has picked up pace.
“Tons of iron, cement, concrete and heavy machinery have been shifted to the site of the Kartarpur Corridor near the Ravi River in District Narowal as construction work has picked up and authorities believe it would be completed by the end of October 2019. Besides, steel and woods have also been transported in order to construct a bridge over the river and hundreds of labourers are busy day and night to complete the work as quickly as possible”, the Pakistan Observer report notes.
“If the work continues with the same pace there is every possibility it will be completed within the deadline, sources said while talking to Pakistan Observer”, the report reads further.
Pakistan Observer has further noted that road leading to the site has also been completed and there is a long queue of trucks and heavy loaders transporting construction material on the site.
The corridor will connect Dera Baba Nanak in East Punjab’s District of Gurdaspur and the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur of District Narowal in West Pakistan.
Pakistan government will also build an 800-metre bridge over the Ravi River as part of the corridor and create a border terminal, accommodation for pilgrims and other facilities at Kartarpur, a short distance from the border.
The distance between Dera Baba Nanak and Kartatpur is about 4 km though the circular route planned for the corridor means it will have a total length of about 7 km.
In November this year, foundation stones were laid by respective authorities in East and West Punjab to mark the beginning of construction work for the corridor.