As Covid situation improves, Captain Amarinder Singh urges PM to reopen Kartarpur Corridor

"The Covid-19 situation in Punjab has shown signs of significant improvement in the past one month," says Captain Amarinder Singh

By Rajan Nath - July 28, 2021 6:07 pm

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor, in view of the improvement in the Covid-19 situation, to facilitate people to visit the historic shrine in Pakistan.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Captain Amarinder Singh said that his Government would be happy to work in conjunction with the Government of India to ensure adherence to proper Covid-19 protocols, including testing and vaccination of pilgrims using the Kartarpur Corridor.

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He hoped for a positive consideration by the Prime Minister in this regard.

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The Chief Minister pointed out that the movement of devotees to Kartarpur through the Corridor was suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid outbreak.

"The Covid-19 situation in Punjab has shown signs of significant improvement in the past one month and I am happy to share that yesterday, no Covid-19 related death was reported, after almost a period of one year," he wrote.

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He said that in the changed scenario, the people have obviously again evinced their desire to have darshan at Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.

The Chief Minister further said that “we have been fortunate that the Kartarpur Corridor was opened on the auspicious occasion of the 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in November 2019.

"It helped fulfill the long-standing demand of “khulle darshan deedar” of the historic Gurudwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, located just across the international border in Pakistan,” he added.

-PTC News