India fully committed to Kartarpur Sahib corridor, wants work to be completed expeditiously: MEA

The External Affairs Ministry Thursday said India is fully committed to the Kartarpur Sahib corridor project and wants the work to be completed expeditiously. The assertion came after a section of media reported that India is lagging behind in the construction of the Kartarpur corridor.

“We are fully committed to this project and want it to be expeditiously completed,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at the weekly media briefing.

He said the government is aware of the sentiments of people and pilgrims for the Kartarpur Sahib. Kumar said the work on two important aspects — the state of the art passenger terminal and the four-lane highway which is going to connect the zero point of the Kartarpur corridor to the national highway — will be completed in time.

“One (should be completed) by September 2019 and the other by October 2019. So the reports that we are slow on work is not the correct depiction,” Kumar said. Read More

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