The Hush Post| 14:31 am | one-minute-read
The cabinet has cleared the construction and development of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. The corridor will provide easy access to Sikh pilgrims for a visit to the historic Kartapur Sahib gurudwara in Pakistan.
Making this announcement, the union finance minister Arun Jaitley said that the government will build and develop a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district. This will facilitate Sikh pilgrims from India to visit holy Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting was held on the occasion of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji.
It was decided that the government will also ask Pakistan to recognise the sentiments of the Sikh community.
The historic town of Sultanpur Lodhi will be developed as a heritage town
Rajnath Singh also tweeted, “In a landmark decision, the cabinet approves building and development of Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to International Border. Kartarpur corridor project will have all modern amenities and facilities to be implemented with Central Government funding.”
The Kartarpur corridor will be implemented as an integrated development project with Government of India funding, to provide smooth and easy passage, with all the modern amenities. Government of India will put in place facilities for easy passage to pilgrims. Government of Pakistan will be requested to recognise the sentiments of the Sikh community and to develop a corridor with suitable facilities in their part of the territory as well.
Also, the historic town of Sultanpur Lodhi will be developed as a heritage town. The town is associated with the life of Shri Guru Nanak Devji,
A centre for inter faith studies will be set up at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Chairs on Shri Guru Nanak Devji will be set up in one University each in UK and Canada. An International seminar on the life and teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Devji will be organised in New Delhi.