Pursuant to the decision taken by the Government on November 22, 2018 to expeditiously realise the long pending proposal to establish Kartarpur Corridor, India today shared the coordinates of the zero point (crossing point) of the corridor along the International Border with Pakistan.
India has also proposed two set of dates, 26 February and 7 March 2019, for the visit of Pakistan delegation to New Delhi to discuss and finalise the modalities so that the Indian pilgrims can visit the holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib using the corridor at the earliest, a press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said.
The Union Cabinet had, on November 22, 2018, decided to develop a Kartarpur Corridor from Gurdaspur in Punjab to the international border to facilitate pilgrims' passage to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan as part of the 550th birth year celebrations of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, next year.
The Gurudwara Darbaar Sahib Kartarpur is located on the banks of Ravi river in Pakistan and is the place where Guru Nanak Devji spent 18 years and where he died in 1539.
India had earlier urged Pakistan to complete building the corridor on its side with suitable facilities in their territory to facilitate easy and smooth visits of pilgrims from India to Kartarpur Sahib throughout the year.
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