The Passenger Terminal Building complex, to be built in two phases at the Kartarpur Sahib corridor, will be a state-of-the-art green building and will display murals/photographs based on rich Indian cultural values. The design of the complex is inspired by the symbol ‘Khanda’ which symbolizes values of oneness and humanity. The Khanda is the symbol of the Sikh faith which is an amalgam of three symbols, viz., a double-edged khanda, a chakkar (chakram) and two single edged swords.
Efforts are being made to ensure that the first phase of the Passenger Terminal Building becomes operational well before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November this year.
The building will be differently-abled and will cater to the smooth movement of approximately 5000 pilgrims per day to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. For this, 54 immigration counters will be set up.
The entry gate of the facility will be in lotus shape. The phase-I of the terminal building is expected to cost Rs 140 crore excluding the cost of the land. In the phase-II, the government is planning to set up a viewers’ gallery and a restaurant atop a watch tower (approx. 30-m high), a hospital and accommodation for around 300 pilgrims.