Kartarpur Corridor

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The Kartarpur Corridor (Punjabi (Gurmukhi) : ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘਾ, (Shahmukhi) /undefined) is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India.wikipedia
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Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur

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The Kartarpur Corridor (Punjabi (Gurmukhi) : ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘਾ, (Shahmukhi) /undefined) is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India. Previously, Sikh pilgrims from India had to take a bus to Lahore to get to Kartarpur, which is a 125 km journey, even though people on the Indian side of the border could also physically see Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur from the Indian side, where an elevated observation platform was constructed.
The Kartarpur Corridor was opened by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on 9 November 2019, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Dera Baba Nanak

Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak
The crossing allows Sikh devotees from India to visit the gurdwara in Kartarpur, 4.7 km from the India–Pakistan border without a visa, creating a link which allows pilgrims holding Indian passports to easily visit both the Kartarpur shrine and Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak on the Indian side of the border.
The town forms part of the Kartarpur Corridor.

Land Ports Authority of India

Land Ports Authority of India, National Highways Authority of India and Ceigall India Ltd constructed the Indian side of the corridor.

Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared the decision by the two countries to go ahead with the corridor to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, saying that the project could help in easing tensions between the two countries.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan deliberately chose this date of November 9, 2019 to announce the long-awaited opening of The Kartarpur Corridor, allowing Sikh devotees from India a visa-free border crossing to visit a site especially holy to their religion in Pakistani territory.

Frontier Works Organization

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Pakistan's Frontier Works Organization constructed 4.7 km of dedicated expressways, including an 800 metre bridge over the River Ravi.

Sharada Peeth

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Furthermore, there has been a request by the Kashmiri Pandit community for a corridor allowing them to visit the Sharada Peeth temple.
In 2018, Pakistan government opened the Kartarpur Corridor to allow Sikh pilgrims in India to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur across the border.

Punjabi language

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The Kartarpur Corridor (Punjabi (Gurmukhi) : ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘਾ, (Shahmukhi) /undefined) is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India.

Gurmukhi

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The Kartarpur Corridor (Punjabi (Gurmukhi) : ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘਾ, (Shahmukhi) /undefined) is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India.

Shahmukhi alphabet

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The Kartarpur Corridor (Punjabi (Gurmukhi) : ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘਾ, (Shahmukhi) /undefined) is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India.

Travel visa

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The Kartarpur Corridor (Punjabi (Gurmukhi) : ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘਾ, (Shahmukhi) /undefined) is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India.

Border control

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The Kartarpur Corridor (Punjabi (Gurmukhi) : ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘਾ, (Shahmukhi) /undefined) is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India.

India–Pakistan border

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The Kartarpur Corridor (Punjabi (Gurmukhi) : ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘਾ, (Shahmukhi) /undefined) is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India. The crossing allows Sikh devotees from India to visit the gurdwara in Kartarpur, 4.7 km from the India–Pakistan border without a visa, creating a link which allows pilgrims holding Indian passports to easily visit both the Kartarpur shrine and Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak on the Indian side of the border.

Kartarpur, Pakistan

Kartarpur
The crossing allows Sikh devotees from India to visit the gurdwara in Kartarpur, 4.7 km from the India–Pakistan border without a visa, creating a link which allows pilgrims holding Indian passports to easily visit both the Kartarpur shrine and Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak on the Indian side of the border.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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The Kartarpur Corridor was first proposed in early 1999 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Nawaz Sharif, the prime ministers of India and Pakistan respectively, as part of the Delhi–Lahore Bus diplomacy.

Nawaz Sharif

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The Kartarpur Corridor was first proposed in early 1999 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Nawaz Sharif, the prime ministers of India and Pakistan respectively, as part of the Delhi–Lahore Bus diplomacy.

Delhi–Lahore Bus

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The Kartarpur Corridor was first proposed in early 1999 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Nawaz Sharif, the prime ministers of India and Pakistan respectively, as part of the Delhi–Lahore Bus diplomacy.

Imran Khan

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On 26 November 2018, the foundation stone was laid down on the Indian side; two days later, on 28 November 2018, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan did the same for the Pakistani side.

Guru Nanak

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The corridor was completed for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on 12 November 2019. The first guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, founded Kartarpur in 1504CE on the right bank of the Ravi River and established the first Sikh commune there.

Narendra Modi

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared the decision by the two countries to go ahead with the corridor to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, saying that the project could help in easing tensions between the two countries.

Berlin Wall

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared the decision by the two countries to go ahead with the corridor to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, saying that the project could help in easing tensions between the two countries.

India–Pakistan relations

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared the decision by the two countries to go ahead with the corridor to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, saying that the project could help in easing tensions between the two countries.

Lahore

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Previously, Sikh pilgrims from India had to take a bus to Lahore to get to Kartarpur, which is a 125 km journey, even though people on the Indian side of the border could also physically see Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur from the Indian side, where an elevated observation platform was constructed.

Sikh gurus

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The first guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, founded Kartarpur in 1504CE on the right bank of the Ravi River and established the first Sikh commune there.

Sikhism

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The first guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, founded Kartarpur in 1504CE on the right bank of the Ravi River and established the first Sikh commune there.