PM Modi, Imran inaugurate Kartarpur corridor at respective ends: Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the integrated check-post of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 | Photo: PTI
Kartarpur Corridor updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor, flagging off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrims.

Modi flagged off the first batch of pilgrims led by Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the corridor, which was thrown open days ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 12.

The prime minister inaugurated the passenger terminal building of the corridor on the Indian side, also known as the Integrated Check Post, where pilgrims will get clearance to travel through the newly-built 4.5 km-long corridor.

The first batch of pilgrims included Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Here are the highlights of the historic event:

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Highlights of PM Modi's speech at Dera Baba Nanak:

  • Opening of Kartarpur corridor and integrated check post will bring double happiness
  • Will be easy to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib gurudwara after opening of Kartarpur corridor
  • I thank Pakistan PM Imran Khan for understanding India's sentiment

Will be easy to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib gurudwara after opening of Kartarpur corridor: Modi at Dera Baba Nanak


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PM Modi speaking at the inauguration of the Integrated Check Post of Kartarpur Corridor

Navjot Singh Sidhu arrives at integrated check post of the Kartarpur Corridor


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Kartarpur Corridor inauguration: PM Modi pays obeisance at Ber Sahib Gurdwara in Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab

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