Kartarpur corridor: Guidance issued for Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan, India finally sign agreement to operationalize Kartarpur corridor on Thursday

Pakistan, India finally sign agreement to operationalize Kartarpur corridor on Thursday

Islamabad … News Time

Pakistan and India finally signed an agreement on Thursday to operationalize the Kartarpur corridor, as a result of this agreement; Indian Sikhs will be able to visit their holy place in Darbar, located in Pakistan. On this occasion, Pakistan assured India that proper arrangements would be made for distribution of anchor (community kitchens and Prasad) (sweets and other food items). The main point of the Kartarpur Corridor Agreement was Pakistan’s insistence on imposing a service charge per person ($ 20) per pilgrimage. India was insisting on not charging fees from Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the Indian Interior Ministry has issued a directive on Sikh pilgrims on what to do and what not to do with regard to pilgrimage, it says children under the age of 13 and those 75 and older will be required to travel in group form. Passengers have to travel in the morning and return on the same day. Passengers wishing to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur will be allowed to bring a maximum of Rs 11,000 and carry a bag of 7 kg, and they will not be allowed to leave the Gurdwara. During the pilgrimage, the use of environmentally friendly materials or equipment, preferably with cloth bags, should be kept neat and clean of the gurdwara and its surroundings. Passengers will only be allowed to visit Kartapur, except they cannot go anywhere else.

Travelers wishing to visit Kartarpur (District Narwal, Pakistan) must register themselves online (prakashpurb550.mha.gov.in) before the proposed date. Indian Ministry of Interior says registration does not mean that travel is allowed. Passengers will be given confirmation of their registration via SMS and email, three, four days before the date of their trip. An electronic travel authorization will also be generated. Passengers will be required to carry this electronic travel authorization with their passport when they arrive at the passenger terminal building. Smoking, smoking or drinking anything will not be allowed in the building of the Spencer terminal in Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur district. Passengers are also advised not to touch any irrelevant items and are advised to report any suspicious items to the authorities. Listening to loud music or photography without permission will also not be allowed. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor on November 8. Passengers will have to carry their passport to get there.


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