Location: Kartarpur, Pakistan | Cost: Rs. 186.7 Million | Customer: FWO
The Kartarpur corridor leads from the border straight to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, 4km (2.5 miles) away. But tensions between India and Pakistan have made the shrine hard to access in recent years. However, they reached an agreement over access last month, fulfilling a long-standing wish of the Sikh community. The corridor – which is in Punjab, a region divided during the partition of British India in 1947 – has opened just days before the 550th anniversary of the birth of Sikhism’s founder, Guru Nanak, on 12 November. There are only two major border crossings between the two countries, at Wagah between Amritsar in India and Lahore in Pakistan and further south at Munabao, where the train running between India’s Jodhpur and Pakistan’s Karachi stops.