Sultanpur Lodhi, November 26: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that his government was ready to contribute towards setting up the Kartarpur corridor.
The CM made the announcement during the launch of year-long celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev here.
“A long-pending demand of Punjab will be on the verge of fulfillment on November 26, when I will join the President in laying the foundation stone for the corridor,” he said. He also thanked the Government of Pakistan for reciprocating on the issue.
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore joined Capt Amarinder in laying foundation stones for 26 development projects worth Rs 150 crore on Friday. The projects, initiated by him, include upgrade of infrastructure in three historic towns associated with the Guru — Sultanpur Lodhi, Dera Baba Nanak and Batala.
The CM said money would be no constraint for various development and welfare projects announced by him to ensure a befitting commemoration of the historic event. He also announced projects to the tune of Rs 3,312 crore to facilitate pilgrims. Release of 32 prisoners and remission of term for another 2,952 was also announced.