Construction of Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor to be complete by September 30-Singla

Punjab News Express | June 01, 2019 03:04 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Public Works Minister, Mr. Vijay Inder Singla on Saturday reviewed the progress of construction of Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor. After detailed inspection of the site, the Minister informed that with earth filling upto 2 metres in height, 25% of the construction work of the road has been accomplished. He said that the entire construction of the passage would be accomplished by September 30, well in time before the 550th Parkash Purb celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Giving an insight into the facilities for the pilgrims, he said that world class infrastructure would be in place to facilitate the devotees, who are expected to pay obeisance at Sri Kartarpur Sahib via this corridor. He said that the construction of the corridor will be at par with a state of art expressway. The total length of the corridor is 4.2 kms with 3.6 km being the linear stretch which would be equipped with median lights, carriageway and raised foothpaths on both sides. The remaining 0.6 km stretch comprises of the approach roads from the historical Gurudwara Sahib in Dera Baba Nanak and that from BSF Check Post.

Keeping in view the inflow of pilgrims from all quarters the approach roads to Dera Baba Nanak from Batala, Fatehgarh Churian and Ramdas are also being strengthened and upgraded to facilitate the pilgrims, said he.

Divulging into statistical details he informed that 62 acres of land has been acquired for the project approximately at the rate of Rs.42 lakh per acre amounting to Rs.26.04 crore as the total land cost incurred. Besides, Civil Works to the tune of Rs. 90 crore approximately are also under progress resulting in a cumulative expenditure of nearly Rs. 116 crore on the project.

Singla further said that 50 acres of additional land is also being acquired for the construction of Integrated Check Post (ICP) by Land Port Authority of India.

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