New Delhi, October 16: The registration for the first batch of Sikh pilgrims leaving for Darbar Sahib in Pakistan will begin from Sunday. The first batch of pilgrims will leave on November 9. Devotees will require to fill the form which was issued by the authorities today. The form will also be available online from October 20. Kartarpur Corridor: How to Reach Dera Baba Nanak to Visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan From Various Cities of India.
Only the pilgrims having passport will be given a permit to visit the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara. Visa is not required for the pilgrimage. Pakistan will allow 5,000 pilgrims daily on the corridor that will link Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Punjab state to Darbar Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan’s Kartarpur. The devotees will have to pay USD 20 fees for the pilgrimage.
Document Required to be Filled by Pilgrims:
Islamabad on Monday sent the final draft of the Kartapur Corridor to New Delhi. According to reports, the final permission will be granted by Pakistan almost a week before the scheduled visit. Initially, pilgrims would be required to register online a month prior to the journey. The Ministry of Home Affairs is also planning to boost network connectivity along the Kartarpur corridor. Kartarpur Corridor Talks: Pakistan Postpones Bridge Construction Till Guru Nanak Dev's 550th Birth Anniversary.
The Indian government has made it mandatory for the devotee to return on the same day. Indian officials will accompany each batch of pilgrims. Pakistan has also agreed to the demand that people of all faiths can visit the shrine. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the corridor on November 8.
Last year, both India and Pakistan had agreed to open the corridor on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of the first guru of Sikh, Guru Nanak Dev. Kartarpur Sahib is around six kilometres from the Indian town of Dera Baba Nanak. Pakistan will build the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur up to the border will be constructed by India.