PM Modi To Address Public Gathering After Inaugurating Kartarpur Corridor On 9 November: ReportPM Modi (Representative Image)  (PMO India/Youtube)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public gathering at Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur after inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor on 9 November, said sources in the Union Home Ministry.

The PM will inaugurate the Corridor and the Passenger Terminal Building. However, whether the PM will flag off the first "jattha" (group of devotees) visiting Kartarpur Sahib in which former PM Manmohan Singh will also participate, is yet to be confirmed.

Government sources also said, the address will be held around three km away from the Corridor. However, the event will be in Dera Baba Nanak itself.

Earlier, India and Pakistan signed an agreement to operationalise the historic Kartarpur Corridor to allow Indian Sikh pilgrims a visa free visit to the holy Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. However, the ticklish issue of a $20 service fee imposed by Islamabad remained unresolved.

India signed the deal in the interest of the pilgrims and timely operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor before the 550th Parkash Purab.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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