LAHORE: Pakistani Officials have confirmed Kartarpur Corridor to open on November 9, for the Sikh Pilgrims.
The Kartarpur Corridor project will be inaugurated on November 9, for the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev ji. The 550th birth anniversary will be celebrated on November 12.
Kartarpur Corridor Project Director Atif Majeed have said before the Media that in the initial stage 5,000 Sikh pilgrims will reach Pakistan.
In the later stage arrangements for the accommodation of ten thousand pilgrims will be made.
Further Details On The Project
Briefing the media on Monday, Kartarpur Corridor Project Director Atif Majeed gave following details and said the work is underway round the clock.
- For entry and exit of five thousand Sikh Pilgrims 76 immigration counters are established.
- The Darbar Sahib occupies over 42 acres of land.
- It is the biggest gurdwara in the country.
- 42% of work is complete.
- Remaining work will be completed within 45 days.
- Gurdwara Panja Sahib spans over four acres.
- Gurdwara Nankana Sahib consists of 14 acres
- Border terminal is constructed three hundred and fifty meters away from the zero point.
- The pilgrims will come to the gurdwara either by bus or on foot.
- In the first phase tent village is being constructed. It will be equipped with all modern facilities.
- A canal is constructed to change the direction of River Ravi.
- Construction area is 1 million sq. ft.
- The project is completed in just ten months, while the expected completion period was three years.
- The project has separate passage for pedestrian yatrees.
- The Pakistani and Indian pilgrims will have to give finger prints before entering the gurdwara.
The founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev had dwelt in Kartarpur for more than eighteen years of his life. Kartarpur is located in Shakargarh, Narowal. The Gurdwara is situated on the banks of River Ravi.
The proposal of Kartarpur Corridor has been on the table since 1988.