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India has raised issue of rly station near IB with Pak: Ahamed

delhi Updated: Aug 23, 2012 18:54 IST

China is reportedly helping Pakistan in the expansion of a railway station near international border and India has taken up the matter with the neighbouring country about the matter, the government said on Thursday.

Minister of state for external affairs E Ahamed said a railway station 'Zero Point' exists on the Pakistani side opposite Munabao in Barmer Sector, which is around 10-20 metres from the international border.

"According to reports, Pakistan Railways has recently undertaken expansion works at 'Zero Point' railway station and immigration office. There are media reports suggesting involvement of a Chinese company in construction activity," he said.

The matter has been taken up by BSF with Pakistan Rangers during meetings at various levels, he said.

"The point also featured during the Quarterly Meeting held on November 16, 2011 wherein it was reiterated by the Pakistani side that this construction has been undertaken to extend the existing platform and immigration office for better facilities to passengers," he said.