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Kartarpur Corridor opens today: Here are the details about the project

Updated : 2019-11-09 16:18:48

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor, flagging off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrims here, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in this Punjab district. Here are the details about the Kartarpur corridor:

The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in this Punjab district.
The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in this Punjab district.
The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, located about 4.5 kms from Indian border in Pakistani Punjab's Narowal district, is highly revered by Sikhs as it was here that Sikhism founder Guru Nanak spent 18 years of his life and is his final resting place.
The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, located about 4.5 kms from Indian border in Pakistani Punjab's Narowal district, is highly revered by Sikhs as it was here that Sikhism founder Guru Nanak spent 18 years of his life and is his final resting place.
India had signed an agreement with the neighbouring nation on October 24 on the modalities for operationalisation of the corridor at 'Zero Point' of the international boundary at Dera Baba Nanak.
India had signed an agreement with the neighbouring nation on October 24 on the modalities for operationalisation of the corridor at 'Zero Point' of the international boundary at Dera Baba Nanak.
In India, the project was executed by the central government agency Land Ports Authority of India.
In India, the project was executed by the central government agency Land Ports Authority of India.
Pakistan has decided to charge $20 each from Indian pilgrims using the Kartarpur corridor on the inauguration day on Saturday. The decision to charge the $20 fee from the 550 pilgrims using the corridor on the day of the inauguration is another in a line of u-turns by Pakistan on the Kartarpur modalities.
Pakistan has decided to charge $20 each from Indian pilgrims using the Kartarpur corridor on the inauguration day on Saturday. The decision to charge the $20 fee from the 550 pilgrims using the corridor on the day of the inauguration is another in a line of u-turns by Pakistan on the Kartarpur modalities.
With the opening of the corridor, which has modern amenities and facilities, the pilgrims would be able to visit the holy shrine throughout the year.
With the opening of the corridor, which has modern amenities and facilities, the pilgrims would be able to visit the holy shrine throughout the year.
Gurdaspur: A view of the integrated check-post of the Kartarpur Corridor during its inauguration, at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, Saturday, (PTI Photo) 
Gurdaspur: A view of the integrated check-post of the Kartarpur Corridor during its inauguration, at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, Saturday, (PTI Photo) 
The state-of-the-art passenger terminal building, with a design inspired by 'Khanda'- a symbol of faith in Sikh community, has been constructed on 15 acres of land. The fully air-conditioned building, akin to an airport, has over 50 immigration counters for facilitating about 5,000 pilgrims a day. It has all necessary public amenities such as kiosks, washrooms, childcare and first-aid facilities, prayer rooms and snacks counters. (Image: PTI)
The state-of-the-art passenger terminal building, with a design inspired by 'Khanda'- a symbol of faith in Sikh community, has been constructed on 15 acres of land. The fully air-conditioned building, akin to an airport, has over 50 immigration counters for facilitating about 5,000 pilgrims a day. It has all necessary public amenities such as kiosks, washrooms, childcare and first-aid facilities, prayer rooms and snacks counters. (Image: PTI)
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