Kartarpur Corridor inauguration Ceremony on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak 9th 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 first phase of construction of the Kartarpur transit and the decoration of the Gurdwara is completed. In the second phase, hotels and shopping malls will be built here.
The first phase of expansion, decoration and transit construction of Shri Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, the largest Sikh shrine in the world, has been completed 100%. Pakistan laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur transit on November 28, 2018, and now that the completion of the first phase of Karsiva is completed one year ago, it is now the largest Gurdwara in the world. In Gurdwara Sahib, anchorage, inn, pond, a hall for worship has also been renovated. 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, India has agreed a Pakistani draft with regard to opening the Kartarpur transit project. India has agreed to pay $ 20 service charges for the passengers and minor differences in the draft contract have been resolved.
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.
Pakistan and India signed the agreement on Kartarpur Corridor
Location: Narowal District, Punjab, Pakistan; G…
Established: 28 November 2018
Country: Pakistan, India
Under the agreement, the corridor will remain open seven days each week from sunrise to nightfall. The pilgrims through the corridor may want to arrive within the day and depart via way of the night. the primary organization of pilgrims will come on November 9, 2019. the pilgrims who come through the hall will not require a visa. They will convey their passports so that you may be scanned however not stamped. the Indian government will offer a listing of pilgrims 10 days in advance in their go-to and local Sikh pilgrims may also be allowed to visit the sacred area and a bypass might be issued to them.the inauguration of the corridor, a visa loose hyperlink among Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur and Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab will open for the pilgrims.
A few furlongs from Gurdwara Darbar and near the Pak-India Ziruline, the building of the Immigration Center is also complete and all preparations for immigration and extermination are complete here. Pakistan’s national flag is hoisting a 150-foot-high pool in front of the immigration center, which can be easily seen from Dera Baba Nanak, India. Buses are also ready to bring Indian guests from Zeruline to Darbar Sahib.
Gurdwara Sardar Govind Singh, of Gurdwara Sahib, said that he could not express his happiness in words, would his whole family be forever happy that Gurdwara Darbar Sahib was extended during his seva, and that the road is open. The Gurdwara Sahib building has been painted white, the courtyard and the building used white stone while the golden color has been designed.
The religious beliefs and structures of Sikhs have been taken into account in the design of the buildings of the Gurdwara Sahib, the adjoining building, the bridge and the immigration center on the river Ravi. Scanners have been installed at Gurdwara Sahib’s entrances. There are also modern scanners for checking equipment. Now the first phase of the project has been completed. In the second phase, hotels and shopping malls will be built here
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.
It is 1st time in the History of Pakistan that Indian Sikhs get Visa Free entry in Pakistan through Krtarpur Corridor which is conducted both sides of Pakistan and India border. The inauguration ceremony is held on 9th November 2019 coincides with the birth anniversary of the country’s national poet and philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal who in his poem ‘Nanak’, pays homage to the Sikh spiritual leader.
Allama Iqbal in his verses ‘Phir akhir uthi sada Tauheed ki Punjab se – Hind ko ik Mard-e-Kaamil ne jagaya khwaab se’, means that ‘The voice of belief in the oneness of God rose from Punjab as a man with perfect attributes, awakened India from a deep slumber’.
The package of facilities has been set in place for pilgrims including a nine-marque village for accommodation. Regular visitors will be given a one-day pass and would be able to return the same day. A Langar Khana inside the complex has a capacity to house around 2,500 pilgrims who will arrive after biometric registration at counters, set up by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
The Government of Pakistan had acquired around 800-acre land and handed IT over to the Gurdwara management; out of which, over 42 acres were allocated for construction of the Gurdwara complex and 62-acre land for the agricultural purposes to meet needs of the Langar Khana.
The Gurdwara is to be built in the record time of 10 months and boasts a high construction quality with white marble and imported tiles. Visitors will also be able to experience Sikh culture and history at the museum set up in the vicinity. The 12-bed hospital has been established for health emergencies.
Around 250 cameras will have around-the-clock vigil for foolproof security and effective monitoring of the complex, while 1,500 staffers are assigned for the facilitation of pilgrims. Money exchange outlets and souvenir shops have also been set up. As a monument of love, peace, and affinity, Gurdwara Baba Guru Nanak awaits its followers to visit Guru Nanak’s eternal abode.