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Kartarpur corridor project making progress

IANS  |  Chandigarh/New Delhi 

Project implementation of the corridor proposed for Indian pilgrims to visit the revered in is "progressing with speed", sources said on Tuesday after officials of the two countries held a meeting to discuss technical and security issues.

The officials of the two countries met in Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's district on Tuesday after made the proposal to address the outstanding technical issues, the sources said.

The Sahib gurdwara in Narowal district of Pakistan's province, located 4.5 km from the border near the Dera Baba Nanak town in Punjab's district, is a highly revered as it is here that Sikhism founder spent 18 years of his life and is his final resting place.

The two sides discussed issues such as the alignment of the corridor, which will be around 5 km long, of which nearly 4.5 km will fall in the territory, sources said.

The officials also discussed security arrangements for the corridor which is expected to cater to hundreds of pilgrims from who are eager to visit the inside through a visa-free arrangement.

The sources said project implementation on the ground is progressing with speed.

The corridor is expected to be completed before November this year to enable pilgrims to travel to the Sahib gurdwara to mark the 550th birth anniversary of

The governments of and Pakistan are trying to facilitate the travel of pilgrims to offer prayers at the gurdwara -- a demand made by the for the past over 70 years.

has been demanding visa-free "khule darshan" at the gurdwara for Indians of all faiths, from India and overseas, all seven days a week.



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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 20:20 IST