First int'l flight from Raja Bhoj airport carries Haj pilgrims

Bhopal: A total of 210 Haj pilgrims on Friday left for Jeddah in the maiden international flight from Raja Bhoj airport.

"Two hundred and ten Haj pilgrims today left for Jeddah by NAS Air's flight from Raja Bhoj airport," Madhya Pradesh Haj Committee Chairman Saleem Qureshi told a news agency.

He said that more than 2,000 pilgrims will fly to Jeddah from Bhopal.

Qureshi said that the NAS Air, a subsidiary of Saudi National Air Services, that bagged the contract to carry Haj pilgrims from the city will continue to fly from Raja Bhoj airport till October 31.