Even as India and Pakistan ties are at a low now, the Union Home Ministry has approved the plan for a “state of the art” passenger terminal building complex at Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.
Sources said that the Rs 190-crore complex will have all the necessary amenities to facilitate pilgrimage to the Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib in the Narowal district of Pakistan.
The development follows the Union cabinet’s decision in November 2018 to develop the Kartarpur Corridor, from Dera Baba Nanak in the Gurdaspur district to the international border.
Around 50 acres of land has been identified for the purpose and will be developed in two phases.
The complex will have a fully air-conditioned building with 21,650 square metre built-up area in the first phase.
It has been directed to complete the project on a fast track-basis, before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism, in November 2019.
In addition, a 300-feet National Monumental Flag will be hoisted at the international border.