In a major development, the centre has eased the cash restriction for the pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib via Kartarpur Corridor. Earlier, the pilgrims were permitted to carry the maximum amount of Rs 11,000. Meanwhile, the Ministry of home affairs issued fresh electronic travel authorisation, which allows pilgrims travelling to Pakistan to carry cash up to Rs 25,000.
Also, a counter has been set up at the passenger terminal in India for exchanging Indian currency with US dollars as Pakistan charges a service fee of $20 per head. On Sunday, highest numbers of Indian pilgrims were recorded as 1,470 pilgrims visited Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur.
Meanwhile, the pilgrims on Sunday said that the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) had to make extra arrangements of langar as the numbers of pilgrims was increasing. The officials stated that the number of pilgrims will increase as people are becoming aware of the online process of registration.
A pilgrim said that Pakistan should remove the requirement of passport as a majority of people are not having it but they want to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the Kartarpur Corridor.
On November 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inaugurated the passenger terminal building, also known as Integrated Check Post of the Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.