Tribune News Service
Dera Baba Nanak, October 16
Dismissing apprehensions over scheduled completion of work on the Indian side of the Kartarpur corridor, the government today said an online registration portal for pilgrims would become functional from next Monday.
Talking to a media team from Delhi at zero line on the International Border (IB), Additional Secretary in the MHA and chairman of Land Port Authority of India (LPAI) Govind Mohan said, “I want to say that we will prove wrong all those who doubted us on meeting the work completion deadline. I am absolutely confident that the entire project, including the road construction and passenger terminal building work, will be completed as per schedule on October 31.”
Claiming that subject to the final agreement between India and Pakistan on operationalising the corridor, Mohan said the LPAI, which will eventually manage the facilities at the port, “will launch an online registration portal on October 20”.
On how pilgrims will be allotted date and time to undertake pilgrimage, he said, “Yes we have a limit of 5,000 pilgrims per day. So, we will follow the Railways reservation system of first come, first served.”
No special treatment
Patiala: SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal on Wednesday said all VIPs, including PM Modi, would participate in Guru Nank’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations at Sultanpur Lodhi as ‘sangat’. “No one will be given special place on the stage,” he said. Claiming the stage would be set from November 1, he said government and SGPC were together in celebrating the event. TNS
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