NEW DELHI, India—The Indian Home Ministry on February 11 designated the land post established at Dera Baba Nanak as an official Immigration Check Point. The notification issued by the Union Home Ministry says that anyone possessing valid travel documents can exit from and enter into India through this check post.
“In pursuance of sub-rule (b) of rule 3 of the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950, the Central Government hereby designates Dera Baba Nanak Land Check Post of District Gurdaspur, Punjab State as an authorized Immigration Check Post for entry into/exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers,” reads the Home Ministry’s notification.
It is noteworthy here that the Indian government has stepped up its efforts to complete Kartarpur corridor project so that the Sikhs residing in India could pay obeisance at the historic Sikh shrine Sri Kartarpur Sahib where Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent last 18 years of his life. The Pakistan officials are expected to arrive in India on March 13 to finalize the agreement on Kartarpur corridor.