Kartarpur corridor approved by Punjab Government
To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November 2019, the Union Cabinet has recently approved the building and development of the Kartarpur Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab to the international border with Pakistan. The corridor will facilitate pilgrims from India who visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur, on the banks of the Ravi River in Pakistan every year, where Shri Guru Nanak Devji spent 18 years. The Kartarpur corridor will be implemented as an integrated development project with Government of India funding, to provide smooth and easy passage, with all the modern amenities. The corridor was proposed by the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999. If connected on the both sides, this could also provide a major tourism boost as more pilgrims would be able to visit the holy shrine throughout the year.
Topics: Dera Baba Nanak • Gurdwara • Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur • Guru Nanak • Guru Nanak Dev • Kartarpur • Kartarpur, Pakistan • Punjab • Punjabi people • Shri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor • Sikhism