The government has decided to re-open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Wednesday (17 November) ahead of the Prakash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev on 19 November to allow the Sikh pilgrims from India to visit the revered shrine in Pakistan.
The Kartarpur Corridor, which opened in November 2019, has been closed since March last year due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (16 November) took to Twitter to announce the decision.
“In a major decision, that will benefit large numbers of Sikh pilgrims, PM @Narendramodi govt has decided to re-open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from tomorrow, Nov 17,” Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted.
“This decision reflects the immense reverence of Modi govt towards Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and our Sikh community," he said.
"The nation is all set to celebrate the Prakash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji on the 19th of November and I am sure that PM @NarendraModi govt’s decision to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib corridor will further boost the joy and happiness across the country,” he added in another tweet.
However, the government is likely to put in place certain Covid-19 restrictions for the visitors, including social distancing, double vaccination, RT-PCR tests within 72 hours, and the numbers may be restricted, reports Indian Express.
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