India and Pakistan on Tuesday held talks on the outstanding technical issues relating to the Kartarpur Saheb Corridor project at the designated ‘Zero Point’.
According to official sources, India had proposed the meeting to Pakistan which was accepted by the latter. “Implementation of the corridor project on the ground is progressing with speed,” sources added.
Technical experts and foreign office officials from the two countries are understood to have participated in Tuesday’s meeting. During the talks, the installation of a border fence and road design are believed to have been discussed.
On 29 March, India had decided to postpone the talks on the corridor project scheduled for 2 April, seeking clarifications from Islamabad on the inclusion of some “pro-Khalistan” elements by Pakistan in a committee associated with the project.
During the first meeting held between the two sides on 14 March, both sides jointly surveyed the coordinates of the “Zero Point” and discussed the technical details, including finished road level and high flood level.
Pakistan will build the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district up to the border will be constructed by India.
The corridor is expected to be opened in November this year to coincide with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.