The corridor will connect Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur District with Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. The Kartarpur corridor will be 4-Km long and will give Indian Sikh-pilgrims a visa free access.
Indian delegation that arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday consisted of Former Indian cricketer and Indian Punjab Minster Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister for Food and Minister for Housing.
This delegate is expected to stay in Pakisatn for five days.
Sidhu stated, “After 71 years, a dream will soon be a reality. In opening the Kartarpur border, both governments have opened a new chapter in which many things previously impossible will be possible.”
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal remarked that Prime Minister’s decision to open up the corridor is a milestone in the relation between the two countries. He further said that Indians and Pakistanis both liked and applauded the decision equally.
Construction of the corridor will finish before the next birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in November.
The process is made simpler, Sikh pilgrims will board on a bus in India and will get a special permission card to visit Gurdwara and at the terminal special transportation will be provided that will take them to gurdwara.
Rest houses and hotels are also to be built in the next phase.