DERA BABA NANAK – SRI KARTARPUR SAHIB CORRIDOR | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

 Dera Baba Nanak – Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

Dera Baba Nanak – Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is a border corridor between India and Pakistan, connecting the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib, Punjab, India, and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Punjab, Pakistan. The corridor is intended to allow religious devotees from India to visit the Gurdwara in Kartarpur, 4.7 kilometres from the Pakistan-India border, without a visa.

The Kartarpur Corridor was first proposed in early 1999 by the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Nawaz Sharif.

Kartarpur is located at the west bank of river Ravi where Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent the last 18 years of his life.

The prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, compared the decision to go ahead with the corridor by the two countries to the fall of the Berlin Wall, saying that the project may help in easing tensions between the two countries.

We’ve put together this little guide to help you to know every detail about the pilgrimage.

Map

 

Inauguration

 On 26 November 2018, Indian vice president, Venkaiah Naidu, laid the foundation stone of the Dera Baba Nanak–Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Mann, a village in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India.

On 28 November 2018, the prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur corridor near the Narowal district of Punjab, Pakistan.

Instructions for Pilgrims

  • Pilgrims will go in the morning and shall have to return the same day.
  • Pilgrims shall be allowed to visit only Sri Kartarpur Sahib and not anywhere outside.
  • Eco-friendly material, preferably cloth bags should be used & surroundings should be kept clean.
  • Currency limitation of a maximum of 11000/- INR must be followed.
  • Only one baggage up to 7 kg weight including drinking water may be carried.
  • Smoking, drinking, and use of tobacco is not allowed inside Passenger Terminal Building(PTB) Complex
  • Do not touch any unattended article. Inform about anything suspicious to the authorities.
  • Playing loud music and photographing others without permission may not be done.

Fees

The fees for the pilgrimage is set $20.

Booking: Instructions for Filling Registration Form 

Before filling the online registration:

Ensure that Acrobat Reader is installed in your computer system. 

The applicant must be aware of his/her blood group for filling the registration form.

Conditions for Applicant :

The applicant should possess a valid passport.

OCI cardholder needs to fill OCI card details in the registration form.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to feed accurate information complete in every respect including spellings of the name, date of birth, etc. as in passport.

Incorrect or false information, concealing any material facts in the application form will be ground for rejection of the application.

Keep the following items ready while filling the registration form:

Scanned copy of passport size photograph (in JPG format not exceeding 300 kb in size).

Scanned copy of Passport (containing photo & personal particulars) and last page containing family details in <.pdf> format only not exceeding 500 kb in size.

After successful online registration:

Take a printout of the registration form and keep it with you for reference.

You will receive SMS and e-mail after a successful registration.

Distance from major cities of Punjab, India :

Distance from Amritsar 45 km by NH354B 

Distance from Batala 24 km by District Road 

Distance from Gurdaspur 30 km by NH354

Registration Site ( by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Executive Committee (KSCEC) )

The link of the registration site is: https://prakashpurb550.mha.gov.in/kpr/basicDetailsa

 

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