Racing against time, to complete the Indian part of Kartarpur Sahib corridor, the workers are shifting three in a day, which will enable pilgrims from Amritsar to visit pilgrim Sikh pilgrimage in Pakistan.
A week before the ceremonies of celebrating Guru Nanak Dev's 550th birth anniversary, the construction of a corridor of approximately 4.2 kilometers is planned to be completed by October 31.
Gurudwara is situated in the Narowal district of Punjab province of Punjab, near Ganga town in Gurdaspur district of Punjab near Dera Baba Nanak. This is a highly revered Sikh shrine where Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, spent 18 years of his life and this is his last resting place.
An official told IANS that nearly 60 percent of the service-lane four-lane highway work has been completed on both sides.
The official said that the Corridor is making progress with "speed progress" of the pilgrim Sikh pilgrim project implementation, to pay tribute to 5,000 Indian Pilgrims daily.
About 500 Crore Rupees Will Be Spent On The Entire Corridor
For the project, the acquisition of sixty two acres of land has been acquired in Punjab at a rate of Rs 42 lakh per acre. Apart from this, citizens work of Rs 90 crore is also in progress.
Acquisition of 50 acres of additional land is also being done for the construction of Integrated Check Posts by the Indian Land Authority.
"Seven out of eight proposed eight corridors have been completed," he said.
Devotees, especially Sikhs, from India and abroad, are seeking more than 70 years of visa-free "Khol Darshan" (facility of free obedience) in Gurdwara for seven days.
The proposal to open the corridor was looted 20 years ago, progress was seen last year when Pakistan agreed to go ahead with it. After this, in November last year, the foundation stone for the project was held by Indian and Pakistan.
In Indian side, the foundation stone was laid on November 26 by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
On the Pakistani side, on November 28, the foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Imran Khan and army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Both countries have also discussed the modalities for the operation of the project. The last one was held on 14th July, when there was agreement on almost all issues.
For India, there is concern over the potential flood of Dera Baba Nanak and its adjoining areas as a result of the proposed route created by Pakistan on the road embankment on Earth or by Pakistan on its shores.