Kartarpur Sahib Corridor: India, Pak discuss technical issues
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab): India and Pakistan Tuesday held another round of talks at the border here to discuss technical issues relating to the proposed corridor to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in the neighbouring country, officials said.
At the nearly four-hour meeting, which took place in makeshift tents on the zero line, experts and technicians from both the countries discussed “timing for completion of bridge, alignment of roads and engineering aspects of the proposed crossing points”, the officials said.
While the meeting was on, civilians were not allowed access to a point on the Indian side from where they can have darshan of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib through binoculars.
The meeting was conducted in a benevolent atmosphere and various issues were discussed for speedy completion of the proposed project, the officials said.
The Pakistani team included 8 to 10 delegates from the foreign ministry, and religion and federal works departments, while the 12-member Indian team comprised officials from the Land Ports Authority of India, National Highways Authority of India, Centre Public Work Department and Border Security Force.
In November 2018, India and Pakistan had agreed to set up the border crossing linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, the final resting place of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak, to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district.
A meeting between officials of India and Pakistan was held last month.
Kartarpur is located in Pakistan’s Narowal district across the Ravi, about four km from the Dera Baba Nanak. (PTI)