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Vice President to lay foundation stone for Kartarpur corridor on Monday

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will lay the foundation stone for the newly-announced Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib road corridor in Gurdaspur district’s Mann village on Monday.

To mark Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary in 2019, the government earlier this week decided to build the Kartarpur road corridor up to the international border between India and Pakistan as an integrated development project.

The corridor will let Sikh pilgrims visit the iconic Gurudwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur on the banks of the river Ravi in Pakistan.

The two countries had announced on November 15 that they would build corridors on their respective sides to let Sikh pilgrims visit the holy shrine without visa and to help them walk across and come back without having to secure a visa.

“The Indian side of corridor starts from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district and extends up to the international border. The project corridor is four-lane with a service road and all other appropriate amenities for pilgrims intending to visit Gurudwara Darbar Sahib,” an official statement said.

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