23,000 Haj pilgrims to fly from IGI's special terminal



New Delhi: Around 23,000 Haj pilgrims are likely to fly to Jeddah later this year from the special terminus at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Delhi Urban Development and Revenue Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said the city government will make arrangement for providing various facilities to the Haj pilgrims.

"23,000 Hajis would fly from Delhi Haj Terminal in the supervision of Delhi Haj Committee," he said, adding 1,700 Hajis would go to Jeddah from Delhi's quota.

Haj pilgrims from various states come to Delhi to take special Haj flight to Jeddah.

Lovely was speaking at a function organised to select Haj pilgrims through draw of lots.

He said a total 1,016 Haj pilgrims have been selected through 'Qurrah' (draw of lots) out of 1,702. A total of 8,152 applications were received by the Haj committee which included seven infants.

"Delhi Government is committed to provide all necessary assistance to the Haj pilgrims," he said.

PTI