Arrangements in place for Haj pilgrims in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir government today said all arrangements, including custom formalities, have been made at the Hajj House for smooth departure of over 6,500 pilgrims.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government
today said all arrangements, including custom formalities,
have been made at the Hajj House for smooth departure of over
6,500 pilgrims.

Airline details, screening facility of luggage and
security measures are in place at the Hajj House as the first
batch will leave on October 9 for Delhi for their onward
journey to Saudi Arabia, an official spokesman said.

This year, nearly 6,776 people from the state are
expected to perform the Haj and most of them have received the
travel documents.
The spokesman said Minister of State for Hajj and Auqaf,
Ajaz Ahmad Khan, yesterday chaired a high-level meeting of
officers to fine tune the arrangements.

He also underscored the need for sensitising `Khudam ul
Hujjaj` and `Hajj Assistants` so that they are helpful to
people during the pilgrimage.
The spokesman said a round-the-clock medical centre with
specialists has been put in place at the Hajj House.

A similar medical aid centre has also been established
at a local hotel for the pilgrims, the spokesman added.

PTI

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