Kartarpur Corridor Talks: India Wants Pakistan to Construct Bridge Over Creek Area Instead of Causeway
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New Delhi, July 12: Ahead of the high-level meeting of Indian and Pakistani officials to discuss the modalities of the Kartarpur Corridor, sources told news agency ANI that New Delhi wants Islamabad to build a bridge in the Creek area. However, Pakistan is adamant to build a causeway. India has shown its disagreement on the construction of the causeway. Kartarpur Corridor Meeting: India, Pakistan Officials to Meet on July 14 at Wagah.

“Causeways are not considered good engineering. India has been covering the Indian side of 68 km bund while the Pakistani side has a vast 250 km bund. Flooding in monsoon is a concern,” reported India Today quoting a government source. India also suggested the use of a service road till the time bridge is not constructed.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MEA) said that the Indian government want the project to be expeditiously completed. According to MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, work on two important aspects, on state of the art passenger terminal and on a four-lane highway which is going to connect zero point of Kartarpur Corridor to the national highway. The ministry also said that the work on these projects is expected to be completed by September and October this year. Guru Nanak Dev Birth Anniversary: Pakistan PM Imran Khan Invited For 'Nagar Kirtan' by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

India and Pakistan officials will meet on July 14 to finalise the modalities of the Kartarpur Corridor. Officials of both the countries will meet at Wagah in Pakistan. Earlier in May, the officials of both the countries met to discuss the modalities for a corridor. That meeting took place at the Kartarpur Zero Point and lasted for two hours. The first meeting was held in March this year.