Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Integrated Check Post at Kartarpur Corridor on 9th November 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Integrated Check Post at Kartarpur Corridor.
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Last Updated: Nov 08,2019 17:15 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Integrated Check Post at Kartarpur Corridor on 9th November 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Integrated Check Post at Kartarpur Corridor on 9th November 2019

08 November 2019 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Integrated Check Post of the Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur in Punjab. Prime Minister shall participate in public programme at Dera Baba Nanak.

India signed the agreement with Pakistan on the 24th of October 2019 on the modalities for the operationalization of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, International Boundary, Dera Baba Nanak.
The Union Cabinet approved the building and development of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to the International Boundary, to facilitate pilgrims from India.

Provisions made for the facilitation of Pilgrims
The 4.2 Km four-lane highway connecting Dera Baba Nanak from Amritsar – Gurdaspur Highway is constructed at the cost of Rs 120 Cr.
The state-of-the-art passenger Terminal Building is on 15 acres of land. 
Robust security infrastructure is put in place with CCTV surveillance and public address systems.
A 300ft. National Monumental Flag is also being hoisted at the International Border.

Highlights of the Agreement are: -
Indian pilgrims of all faiths and persons of Indian origin can use the corridor;
  • Visa-Free Travel 
  • A valid passport;
  • Persons of Indian Origin need to carry OCI card along with the passport of their country;
  • The Corridor is open from dawn to dusk. 
  • Pilgrims traveling in the morning  have to return on the same day;
  • The Corridor will be operational throughout the year, except on notified days, to be informed in advance;
  • India will send the list of pilgrims to Pakistan 10 days ahead of the travel date. 
  • Confirmation will be sent to pilgrims four days before the travel date
  • The Pakistan side has assured India on sufficient provision for ‘Langar’ and distribution of ‘Prasad’;

Portal for Registration
The pilgrims may have to necessarily register themselves online on the portal prakashpurb550.mha.gov.inand exercise their choice to travel on any day. Pilgrims will be informed by SMS and email of the confirmation of registration 3 to 4 days in advance of the date of travel. An Electronic Travel Authorization will also be generated. The pilgrims need to carry Electronic Travel Authorization, along with their passport, when they arrive at the Passenger Terminal Building.
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