Kartarpur Corridor reopens tomorrow

Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted on 16th November, “In a major decision, that will benefit large numbers of Sikh pilgrims, PM Narendra Modi led has decided to re-open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from tomorrow i.e. 17th November. This decision reflects the immense faith of Modi govt towards Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and our Sikh community.

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New Delhi:  The Centre has decided to open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor tomorrow to allow pilgrims from India to visit the revered shrine in Pakistan. This decision has been taken ahead of Guru Parv on 19th November. 
Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted on 16th November, “In a major decision, that will benefit large numbers of Sikh pilgrims, PM Narendra Modi led has decided to re-open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from tomorrow i.e. 17th November.  This decision reflects the immense faith of Modi govt towards Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and our Sikh community.” 

According to sources, for the visitors, Covid-19 restrictions will be placed, including social distancing, double vaccination, RT-PCR tests within 72 hours, and the numbers may be restricted. Probably 50% staff and visitors will be allowed.
The Kartarpur Corridor, which opened in November 2019, has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic. With Punjab headed to polls early next year, the reopening of the corridor can yield political opinions
Previously, Pakistan had urged India to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor to allow Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy site for Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary celebrations. 
The 4 km-long corridor provides visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.

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