Kartarpur Corridor inauguration Ceremony on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak12th November 2019
A corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims traveling to a shrine in Pakistan will open in early November, in time for one of the religion’s most sacred festivals. The visa-free border crossing from India to Kartarpur, Pakistan, would be inaugurated on Nov 9, just ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak on Nov 12, 2019.
The Sikh minority community in India’s northern state of Punjab and elsewhere has long sought easier access to the temple in Kartarpur, a village just over the border in Pakistan. The temple marks the site where the guru died. Indian pilgrims will pay Pakistan $20 to use the corridor, which includes roadways, an 800-meter bridge over the River Ravi and an immigration office. Up to 5,000 Indians will be allowed access daily, with plans to eventually double the capacity,
The construction of the corridor is expected to be completed by 1 November 2019, in time for the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on 12 November 2019.
Location: Narowal District, Punjab, Pakistan; G…
Established: 28 November 2018
Country: Pakistan, India
550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak:
550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak on November 12, 2019. Pakistan has agreed to allow 5,000 Sikh pilgrims from India to visit on a daily basis the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Narowal through the Kartarpur corridor. Kartarpur Corridor connects Pakistan’s Narowal city to India’s Gurdaspur district.
Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Staff Notification
Various deployment notification for 15 customs officers and other team members has been issued. The officers will be responsible for customs clearance of the Sikh pilgrims from India and around the world visiting Kartarpur to perform rituals. Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor on November 9 on the occasion of Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary. Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh has also been invited to the inaugural ceremony by the foreign ministry.
Kartarpur Corridor inauguration Ceremony 12th November 2019