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kartarpur: Kartarpur corridor likely to be reopened soon | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The Ministry of External Affairs and the Union Home Ministry are contemplating the reopening of the Kartarpur corridor. The official announcement of reopening will be made soon, sources informed.
The corridor was shut in wake of the Covid pandemic.
The visa-free 4.7-kilometre corridor joins the Indian border to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. It turned operational in 2019 and was inaugurated by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The reopening of Kartarpur will help hundreds of devotees, largely Sikhs, to go to the ultimate resting place of Guru Nanak in Pakistan.
Alternatively, the devotees are visiting the shrine going by way of the Attari-Wagah border which requires a visa.
A supply mentioned that call to open the corridor might come forward of Gurupurab on November 19. However, an official announcement is but to be made.
Notably, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of Punjab lately met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested to reopen the corridor.




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