PM Modi on Saturday flagged off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrims that will travel to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan through the Kartarpur Corridor.
The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in this Punjab district.
Modi thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan for understanding the sentiments of people of India.
Before the inauguration ceremony, PM Modi paid obeisance at Ber Sahib Gurudwara at Sultanpur Lodhi.
The inauguration of the Integrated Check Post (ICP) would facilitate, Indian Piligrims to visit to Gurudwara Kartapur Sahib in Pakistan.
India has signed the Agreement with Pakistan on the October 24 on the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, International Boundary, Dera Baba Nanak.
The Union Cabinet has approved the building and development of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to the International Boundary, to facilitate pilgrims from India to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, round the year, in a smooth and easy manner.
The Agreement signed with Pakistan on October 24 provides a formal framework for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.
Provisions made for facilitation of Pilgrims
The state-of-the-art Passenger Terminal Building is on 15 acres land. The fully airconditioned building akin to an airport has over 50 immigration counters for facilitating about 5000 pilgrims a day.
It has all the necessary public amenities like kiosks, washrooms, child care, first aid medical facilities, prayer room and snacks counters inside main building.
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.