First Haj House in Delhi to be ready by next year, layout released

New Delhi: Delhi will get its first ever Haj house for pilgrims going to Haj. Nearly after the decade the land was allocated, the layout of the plan has been prepared.

The land has been allocated at Dwaraka sector 22, and the cost of the proposed building is expected to be Rs 93.47 crore.

According to the news reported in Hindustan Times, the proposed building will be centrally air-conditioned with separate dormitories for men and women, prayer halls, VIP suites, immigration centres, kitchens and dining halls.

Previously, Delhi did not had Haj house, and the pilgrims used to stay in transit camps that are built at Ramlila Maidan and Dargah Faiz Ilahi.

Not only Delhi, pilgrims from other cities such as Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Western Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh also come to Delhi to depart their journey from the city.

Ashfaque Ahmad Arfi, executive officer of the Delhi State Haj Committee, said that “Delhi Haj committee has been given only half of the first floor of this building. Once the Haj House in Dwarka is ready, we will have our own office. The Hajis (pilgrims) will also have a unique experience in the House as all modern amenities will be provided.”

Regarding the satus of the project, Revenue Minister Kailash Gehlot said that “We had a couple of meetings in the last few months of all the stakeholder and major bottlenecks have been removed. We are trying to expedite things so that work can start at the earliest.”

The proposed structure is spread in a land area of 5000 sqm, and the plan is to build a green building. The work is likely to begin from April.