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Pakistan completes pending bridge at Kartarpur Corridor

The need for the bridge arose due to frequent flooding in the area, which disrupted visitor movements to the gurdwara sahib.

News Arena Network - Islamabad - UPDATED: July 11, 2024, 04:37 AM - 2 mins read

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Pakistan completes pending bridge at Kartarpur Corridor

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Pakistan has finally finished building a bridge at the Kartarpur Corridor, a vital link for Sikh pilgrims visiting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. The 420-meter-long bridge, which spans the zero-line area, was completed after a delay of two and a half years, the officials cited. 

 

The need for the bridge arose due to frequent flooding in the area, which disrupted visitor movements to the gurdwara sahib. The construction of the bridge ensures a safe and secure passage for the pilgrims, said the Kartarpur Management Unit Deputy Secretary Saifullah Khokhar. 

 

He then added, claiming, “We have completed the bridge from our side on the zero-line Kartarpur Corridor. Now it is up to India to complete its side of the bridge, especially a 10-foot disputed one. The bridge will be functional once the Indian side is completed.”

 

Funded by the Public Development Fund, the project was estimated to cost PKR 4.53 million. 

 

The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and National Engineering Services of Pakistan (Nespak) collaborated on the construction.

 

The Kartarpur Corridor, inaugurated by former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in 2019, allows Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib without a visa. The 4-kilometer-long corridor connects the gurdwara in Pakistan with the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab state.

 

The completion of the bridge is a significant development, ensuring uninterrupted access for pilgrims to one of Sikhism's holiest sites.

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