Reopening Kartarpur corridor: Govt to take call keeping Covid norms in mind

Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on October 30, 2020 Published on October 30, 2020

Anurag Shrivastava, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, has said a decision to reopen the Kartarpur corridor ahead of Gurunanak Jayanti will be taken keeping in mind Covid-19 protocols.

Briefing the media virtually, Shrivastava said as cited in a report by Hindustan Times: “The decision to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor will be in line with #Covid19 protocol. We are in touch with all the concerned authorities.”

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Earlier this month, the Pakistan government announced to reopen the corridor passage that connects Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India’s Gurdaspur and Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur.

The 4.7-km corridor was inaugurated last year.

However, the countries shut the corridor in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic this year.

Pakistan opened the corridor in June for a brief period of time to commemorate Maharaj Ranjit Singh’s death anniversary. India refused to open its side, as per media reports.

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Published on October 30, 2020
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