To make the journey comfortable for pilgrims, the Indian delegation sought consular presence in the Gurdwara to provide any kind of needed assistance. Indian government is taking all necessary measures to make sure that the sentiments of pilgrims and their health face no harm for a year-round religious experience.
The External Affairs Ministry passed a statement, saying that visa-free travel is applicable for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders, on all days of the week. The pilgrimage is to remain open throughout the year. However, the number of pilgrims per day is capped at 5,000. An additional 10,000 additional pilgrims will be allowed on special occasions without any restriction in terms of faith.
If needed, a fee or a permit system might be put in place for easy management. The Indian delegation comprised representatives from the Defence Ministry, Home Ministry, the Punjab government, External Affairs Ministry, and the NHAI.
Das clarified that Pakistani authorities have been requested to honour religious sentiments by removing the encroachment and restoration of the land belonging to the Gurudwara. Pakistan has responded positively, agreeing to look into the issue.