India will construct a state of the art Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) along the international border with Pakistan. The building will come up for pilgrims intending to visit the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara that is located in Pakistan.
The project will come up in two phases, and the complete costs of the passenger terminal building would be INR₹ 190 crore.
The ministry of home affairs have approved a detailed plan for the construction of the project. In November 2018, the union cabinet approved the construction of the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district in Punjab to the International Border.
The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI), was mandated to operate the check posts along the border will begin work on the project. The work will be on a fast track, and should be completed by November 2019 before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
50 acres of land will be acquired, phase 1 will develop 15 acres. The phase 1 will sport a swanky 21,650 square meter built up area completely air-conditioned. The new structure will be able to host 5,000 pilgrims each day, kiosks, cloakrooms and adequate parking space will be provided.
Phase 2 will cover a visitors gallery, a hospital, accommodation for pilgrims and expanded amenities.
In addition, a 300-feet-high monumental flagpole bearing the tricolour will be erected at the International Border.
The passage will be up to the zero point on the International border with Pakistan.