Cabinet okays building of corridor from Gurdaspur to IB to facilitate Sikh pilgrims


Ahead of Guru Nanak Jayamti, the cabinet has announced that India will build and develop a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district to the International Border to facilitate Sikh pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on the banks of the Ravi river in Pakistan.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji.

New Delhi will also also request Islamabad to recognise the sentiments of the Sikh community and develop a corridor with suitable facilities in their territory as well.

A cabinet briefing was held by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Thursday afternoon.