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Cabinet approves construction of Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur district

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired Union Cabinet has approved building and development of Kartarpur Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab to the international border with Pakistan.
Cabinet approves construction of Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur district
  • It was approved as part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, which falls in 2019.

About Kartarpur:

  • It is located in Shakargarh in Narowal district of the Punjab province of Pakistan.
  • Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism and its first Guru had spent over 18 years of His life here.
  • Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara is located about three to 4km from Indo-Pak border in Pakistan in Punjab province over there.

About the Kartarpur Corridor:

  • It will facilitate pilgrims from India who visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur, on the banks of the Ravi River in Pakistan every year.
  • It was first proposed by then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999.
  • If connected on both sides, this could also provide a major boost to religious tourism as more pilgrims will be able to visit the Holy Shrine throughout the year.
  • It will be implemented as an integrated development project with Central Government's funding.
  • Central Government will put in place suitable facilities for smooth passage of pilgrims.
  • It will also urge Pakistan Government to "recognise the sentiments of the Sikh community, and develop a corridor with suitable facilities in their territory as well".

Question:

Q. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired Union Cabinet has approved building and development of which corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab to the international border with Pakistan?
a. Kartarganj Corridor
b. Kartarnagar Corridor
c. Kartarpur Corridor
d. None of the above
Cabinet approves construction of Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur district Cabinet approves construction of Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur district Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on November 26, 2018 Rating: 5

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