673 Hajj Pilgrims reach Srinagar in 2 Flights



Minister for Hajj and Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri received the first batch of Hajjis at Srinagar International Airport who returned here Wednesday after performing Hajj.

The Director General of Police, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Secretary Revenue, Inspector General Police Kashmir, IG Traffic, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Director Airports Authority of India, and other Civil and Police officers were also present on the occasion, an official statement said this evening.

While interacting with the returning pilgrims, Veeri felicitated them for performing Hajj. He said all the requisite arrangements have been put in place to facilitate hassle-free return of the pilgrims to their respective destinations.

The Hajjis expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the Government for their smooth travel and stay at the Holy places in Saudi Arabia.

As many as 336 Hajjis arrived at the Srinagar Airport in the first Indian Airlines flight this morning while 337 pilgrims arrived in the second flight.


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