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Kartarpur corridor construction in full swing, will open in November

WION has accessed the latest pictures of the ongoing work at Kartarpur corridor ahead of the Pakistan delegation's scheduled visit and meeting with India at Attari-Wagah border on March 14.

'India to hold first meeting with Pakistan'

WION has accessed latest picture of ongoing construction work at Kartarpur corridor, which connects Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India and Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan. India will hold its first meeting with Pakistan to finalise the modalities for Kartarpur corridor at the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border on March 14.

(Photo source: Anas Mallick/WION)

(Photograph:WION)

'Sikh pilgrims can visit visa-free'

Pakistan has said it would send a delegation to India on March 14 to discuss a draft agreement for setting up of the corridor to facilitate visa-free visit of Sikh pilgrims to the Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib.
 

(Photo source: Anas Mallick/WION)

(Photograph:WION)

'To open on 550th Guru Nanak Dev birth anniversary'

India and Pakistan have agreed to set up a border crossing linking Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur - the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder Guru Nanak Dev - to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district. Both the governments seek to operationalise the Kartarpur corridor on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in November this year.

(Photo source: Anas Mallick/WION)

(Photograph:WION)

Final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev

Kartarpur Sahib is located in Pakistan's Narowal district across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. Guru Nanak Devji assembled the Sikh community here and spent the final 18 years of life.
 

(Photo source: Anas Mallick/WION)

(Photograph:WION)

Original abode washed away in floods

The original abode established by Guru Nanak was washed away by floods of the river Ravi and the present gurudwara was established by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The present gurdwara is built on the site where Guru Nanak died, on September 22, 1539.

(Photo source: Anas Mallick/WION)

(Photograph:WION)

Specially-constructed 'Darshan Sthal'

Sikh devotees often gather near the border fence and offer prayers while looking at Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. India's Border Security Force (BSF) has specially-constructed a 'Darshan Sthal' (viewing spot) from where the devotees can get a clear view of the gurudwara through binoculars.

(Photo source: Anas Mallick/WION)

(Photograph:WION)