The first Sikh pilgrims on Tuesday (July 30) entered in Pakistan by using Kartarpur Corridor, confirmed India’s high commissioner in Pakistan in a statement. As per media reports, over 500 pilgrims will come to participate in the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nankana Sahib.
Visas were issued by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on July 26. These visas were issued under the framework of Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974. The Kartarpur corridor project has entered its final phase as promised by the government of Pakistan that the construction and renovation work will be completed in November this year before 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.
With the completion of the corridor, a new city will emerge, surrounding the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Narowal district of Pakistan. The work on Darshan Point Zero Line terminal has been underway and being speedily completed. Moreover, the carpeting work of the corridor road has been initiated. The construction work of the roads from Gurdwara to Zero Line being in progress and vigorously completed.
The construction work of the River Ravi bridge has been completed. The corridor will provide visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib – a small town in Narowal, four kilometres from the Pakistan-India border, where Baba Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life.
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