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2040 Haj pilgrims from Telangana reach Holy Mecca

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As many as 2040 pilgrims from different parts of Telangana State have safely reached the Holy Mecca to perform Haj 2015.

According to State Haj Committee Special Officer Prof. S.A.Shukoor, so far, 2040 pilgrims have reached Holy Mecca through six flights from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad. While three batches left for the holy journey on Wednesday, three more batches went for Haj on Thursday. The first batch left at 6.10 AM, second at 4.10 PM and third at 7.30 PM.

The pilgrims who reached Holy Mecca include 98 from Adilabad, 105 from Karimnagar, 51 from Khammam, 197 from Mahabubnagar, 131 from Medak, 103 from Nalgonda, 193 from Nizambad, 147 from Ranga Reddy, 81 from Warangal and 1610 from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Another batch of 345 pilgrims from Hyderabad will leave for Holy Mecca on Friday at 9.10 AM. The remaining pilgrims of Telangana would take flights on 7th and 8th September. (INN)