First batch of Hajj pilgrims to returns on Sep 30

After performing Hajj (40-day pilgrimage), the pilgrims are all set to return to their destination.

The first batch of Hajj pilgrims from Srinagar is scheduled to return from Saudi Arabia on September 30.

The Hajj officials have been directed to ensure adequate arrangements to facilitate the hassle free arrival of pilgrims.

It may be noted that as many as 6,642 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir performed Hajj this year.

“Adequate facilities should be ensured for the Hajj pilgrims to make their stay and travel back to the state hassle-free and comfortable,” said the Minister for Hajj and Auqaf Mr Abdul Rehman Veeri.

A meeting was called to discuss the issues pertaining to arrival of Haj flights, reception, arrival timing, transfer of luggage including holy water ‘Zum Zum’, deployment of volunteers, vehicle passes to attendants and transportation arrangements for pilgrims from Jammu and Ladakh.

The return Hajj flights to Srinagar will operate from September 30 to October 14. The flight will operate directly from Saudi Arabia and each flight will carry 340 pilgrims.