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Pb Cabinet passes special resolution hailing decision to build Kartarpur corridor

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Monday passed a special resolution hailing the decision to build the corridor as a "historic step".

On November 26, M Venkaiah Naidu had laid the foundation stone for the corridor at Dera in

The much-awaited corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's - the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder - with Dera shrine in India's district.

The under the chairmanship of Monday, passed another special resolution to set up a Dera Development Authority for the development and beautification of the area in and around Dera Baba Nanak ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, a said.

The has already announced a slew of development projects to upgrade infrastructure and facilities for lakhs of pilgrims expected to visit the area during the occasion, for which a year-long celebration were kicked off by the on November 23.

In its special resolution, the cabinet welcomed the "opening" of the Kartarpur corridor as a "historic step" to mark the auspicious occasion.

The cabinet noted the persistent efforts by Amarinder Singh, which had culminated in the momentous decision to open the corridor, the said.

The decision to build passage from Dera Baba Nanak in district to the International Border was taken by the on November 22.

It will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 17:20 IST