WION Web Team Islamabad, Pakistan
Nov 22, 2018, 01.21 PM
Soon after home minister Rajanth Singh announced today that the government will be building the Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan said it would shortly announce good news about the famous corridor.
While declaring that the Cabinet had approved the building of the Kartarpur corridor, home minister Rajnath Singh urged Pakistan to reciprocate India's move.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji, the home minister informed.
As major attraction for pilgrims and tourists, a heritage complex at Sultanpur Lodhi, “Pind Babe Nanak da” to be developed to depict life in the times of Shri Guru Nanak Devji. Sultanpur Lodhi railway station to be upgraded and developed.
Indian government sources said the Kartarpur corridor will be completed on August 31st, 2019.
Navjot Sidhu who had gone to PM Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony had said that Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had told him that his country may open a route to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
After the announcement was made by the Indian government, Sidhu tweeted saying: "I welcome this auspicious step by the Union Cabinet, it will be a cup of joy for 12 crore ‘Nanak Naam Laivas.’ It will build bridges, burn animosity and will act like a soothing balm for two neighbouring countries."
The Kartarpur corridor will provide smooth and easy passage to pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib throughout the year. Government of Pakistan will be urged to reciprocate and develop a corridor with suitable facilities in their territory.
I welcome this auspicious step by the Union Cabinet, it will be a cup of joy for 12 Crore ‘Nanak Naam Laivas.’ It will build bridges, burn animosity and will act like a soothing balm for two neighbouring countries. #GuruNanakJayanti#Kartarpurcorridor