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Kartarpur corridor thrown open, 562 pilgrims visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib on day 1

Flagging off the first batch of over 500 pilgrims in Gurdaspur, PM Modi thanked Imran Khan, saying the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor has brought immense happiness.

On the inaugural day, 562 pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan to offer prayers at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur after the much-awaited corridor was opened, officials said on Saturday.(Express photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday from either side of the border amid frayed ties on the backdrop of India scrapping special status to Kashmir. (Express Photo: Gurmeet Singh)

Flagging off the first batch of over 500 pilgrims in Gurdaspur, PM Modi thanked Imran Khan, saying the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor has brought immense happiness. (Express Photo: Gurmeet Singh)

Kartarpur corridor was inaugurated as part of the celebration to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. (Express photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Flagging off the first batch of over 500 pilgrims in Gurdaspur, PM Modi thanked Imran Khan, saying the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor has brought immense happiness. (Express photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the opening of the Kartarpur corridor was a testimony to Pakistan’s commitment to regional peace and expressed happiness on being able to do this for the Sikh. (Express photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

As per the agreement between India and Pakistan, all the pilgrims have returned to India after visiting the gurdwara located in Pakistan's Narowal district. (Express photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

The gurdwara is the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. (Express photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)