Construction of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur was completed in record time.
According to official sources, the construction of the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib was completed in 11 months and the 4-acre Gurdwara has been expanded to 42 acres while 800 acres of land around the Gurdwara is allotted to Durbar Sahib, Gardens are being cultivated on 26 acres and crops on 36 acres.
Sources say that Darbar Sahib has become the largest Gurdwara in the world, including the Bara Dari, library, museum, guest house and anchorage.
According to sources, biometric verification of Indian Sikh pilgrims will be carried out at Kartarpur Terminal and service charges of $ 20 per person will be charged from passengers arriving via Kartarpur.
Sources further said that 5,000 Kartar passengers will arrive daily at Kartarpur transit route, passengers will arrive in the morning and return in the evening while passengers coming from Wagah airport with visa will be able to stay longer.
It is to be remembered that Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur passage project on November 28, 2018. In almost a year, construction of a four-and-a-half kilometer long road from Durbar Sahib to Pak-India border has been completed.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Kartarpur Passage on November 9 on the occasion of 550th birthday of Guru Nanak.
Kartarpur Gurdwara District is located in Shakar Garh Tehsil of Narowal, some distance from the Indian border. Gurdwara Darbar Sahib was established in 1539.
About 120 km from Lahore, there is a town on the banks of the Ravi River in Narowal district called Kartarpur.
When Narowal descends on Shakar Garh Road, the white dome of Gurdwara Kartarpur is visible, built by Maharaja Patiala Bhupinder Singh Bahadur between 1921 and 1929.
Baba Grunanak lived here 18 years before his death and Gurunanak died at this place in Kartarpur too. Guru Nanak Maharaj spent the last days of his life here and his burial place and grave is also there, which is why Kartarpur is a sacred place for the Sikhs.