Pakistan corridor set to open for Sikh pilgrims

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Other well-known Indians who will be attending the inauguration include cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and former premier Manmohan Singh.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first batch of over 500 pilgrims, saying it will be easy to pay obeisance at the Darbar Sahib gurdwara after the opening of the Kartarpur corridor. "He understood India's feelings on the Kartarpur Corridor issue, gave respect and, keeping in view those feelings, worked accordingly", PM Modi told a gathering at a Border Security Force camp at Shikhaar Masiahan, 8 km from the Dera Baba Nanak gurdwara. "I'll definitely go. It is my area and my home", the actor was, according to ANI.

No fee would be charged from the pilgrims on the opening day of the corridor on Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary last week Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced. I have already said that this is a big occasion, and we can not focus on an individual traveller's plans to go to Kartarpur.

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan broke ground on the Kartarpur Corridor Project on 28 November 2018.

The corridor will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib. As many as 5,000 Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur daily and Pakistan will consider the possibility of allowing more pilgrims on special occasions.

The Kartarpur corridor, a 4.7-kilometre (2.9-mile) long passage that connects the Sikh temples of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib (in India's Gurdaspur) and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib (in Kartarpur, Pakistan), will be inaugurated on Saturday.

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