Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district on Saturday and met former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Modi will inaugurate the Integrated Check Post of the Kartarpur Corridor later in the day.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived at the Integrated Check Post of the Kartarpur Corridor.
Modi will today flag off the first batch of 500 Indian pilgrims, which includes former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and her husband and SAD chief Sukhbir Badal and several ministers, MPs and MLAs from Punjab who will travel to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the Kartarpur Corridor.
Giani Harpreet Singh, the Jathedar of Akal Takht, will lead the Indian delegation as the religious leader.
The state-of-the-art Passenger Terminal Building, also known as Integrated Check Post, where pilgrims will get clearance to travel through the corridor, is built 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, childcare, first aid medical facilities, prayer room and snacks counters inside the main building.
On the other hand, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will also inaugurate the other side of the route on the same day, apart from other events that will be hosted to mark Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary