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Posted at: Jun 16, 2019, 6:50 AM; last updated: Jun 16, 2019, 6:53 AM (IST)

Expedite corridor work, Deol tells officials

Ravi Dhaliwal

Tribune News Service

Gurdaspur, June 15

Newly elected MP Sunny Deol today inspected the ongoing Kartarpur corridor project in Dera Baba Nanak. He was accompanied by Dera Baba Nanak SDM Gursimran Singh and Jatinder Singh, vice-president of Ceigall India Limited — the private company engaged by the Union government to construct the project.

The MP interacted with officials. He discussed the problems plaguing the construction of the corridor. He also asked Jatinder Singh as to why construction work on the Pakistan side of the border had come to a sudden halt.

The MP expressed displeasure at the slow pace of construction of the Integrated Check Post (ICP). He ordered officials to expedite it and ensure the project was completed before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak commence in November this year.

Meanwhile, Congressmen dubbed his visit as a “hollow, empty and void” as he remained insulated from the people and the media.

Cabinet minister and Dera Baba Nanak legislator Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said, “Deol should stop acting as a film star and instead act as a true representative of the people.” At his residence in Nawapind Sardara village, Deol told mediapersons that he won’t talk as he might be misquoted.

Sources reveal that BJP leaders had not briefed Deol on local issues leaving him with no option except to keep mediapersons at an arm’s length fearing embarrassment.

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