Chandigarh: Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said the national highway from the Indo-Pak border through the Kartarpur corridor to the holy city of Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab had been renamed as Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Marg.
She said in a statement that she received a letter from Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari that the ministry had decided to rename the new National Highway 703-A in the name of Guru Nanak Dev.
I am extremely grateful to Sh @narendramodi ji & Sh @nitin_gadkari ji for honouring and upholding the Sikh sentiments and taking this commendable step which will leave an indelible mark in history. 2/2#SriGuruNanakDevJiMarg#KartarpurCorridor#550thParkashPurab pic.twitter.com/7vNu48I4M9— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) October 17, 2019
Thanking Gadkari for acceding to her request, she said this decision was a befitting tribute to Guru Nanak Dev on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev that is being celebrated next month.