Mumbai: The central government plans to reopen the Kartarpur corridor from November 27, with confirmation of the 551st Guru Nanak Jayanti.
The 4.7-km-long route connecting Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in Gurdaspur, India, and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan, was closed by the government due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
Confirming the government’s decision to reopen the corridor for devotees, Vijay Sampla took to his official Twitter handle saying, “The big decision of the Government of India, Shri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor will reopen on November 27 on the 551st Prakash Parv of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.”
ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਵੱਡਾ ਫੈਸਲਾ, ਸ੍ਰੀ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਲੰਗਾ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ ਦੇ 551ਵੇਂ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਪਰਵ 'ਤੇ 27 ਨਵੰਬਰ ਨੂੰ ਦੁਬਾਰਾ ਖੁੱਲੇਗਾ।
भारत सरकार का बड़ा फैसला, श्री गुरु नानक देव जी के 551वें प्रकाश पर्व पर 27 नवंबर को फिर से खुलेगा श्री करतारपुर साहिब लांघा। pic.twitter.com/peerKc8Zvu
— Vijay Sampla (@vijaysamplabjp) November 21, 2020
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had announced that the decision to open the Kartarpur Corridor would be taken as per the COVID-19 protocol.
Speaking at the weekly virtual briefing, MEA spokesperson, Anurag Shrivastava said that due to the COVID-19 protocol, the Kartarpur corridor was closed and it would be reopened after consultation with all concerned authorities.
“The decision to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor will be in line with COVID19 protocol. We are in touch with all the concerned authorities,” said Srivastava.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kartarpur Corridor was shut down by the Indian government in March. The Pakistan government had also imposed a ban on Pakistani nationals from traveling via the Kartarpur corridor.